May Day Revolution in Argentina in 2022

May Day Revolution in Argentina in 2022

  How long until May Day Revolution?
May Day Revolution
  Dates of May Day Revolution in Argentina
2023 Argentina Thu, May 25 National Holiday
2022 Argentina Wed, May 25 National Holiday
2021 May 24, May 25
ArgentinaTue, May 25National Holiday
ArgentinaMon, May 24National Holiday (bridge day)
2020 Argentina Mon, May 25 National Holiday
2019 Argentina Sat, May 25 National Holiday

Anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires

When is May Day Revolution?

Known as Día de la Revolución de Mayo, this holiday is always celebrated on May 25th, regardless of the day of the week.

Anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires. On May 25th 1810, a small revolution took place in Buenos Aires. This proved to be the first step towards independence.

History of May Day Revolution

The May Revolution wasn't a so much of a revolution but more the evolution of a sequence of political and social events in Buenos Aires during the early part of the nineteenth century which led to the first local government not designated by the Spanish Crown in the region known as the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, which at the time contained the present-day nations of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Although the Revolution took place in Buenos Aires, one of the consequences was that the head of the Viceroyalty was ousted from office.

There was no great violence involved; the term "revolution" has been loosely applied by Argentine tradition to highlight the changing of their governmental system and distinguish the undisputed fact that after the May Revolution, Buenos Aires itself was no longer subservient to decisions taken by Spain in their name.

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