National Flag Day (bridge day) in Argentina in 2023

National Flag Day (bridge day) in Argentina in 2023

  How long until National Flag Day (bridge day)?
National Flag Day (bridge day)
  Dates of National Flag Day (bridge day) in Argentina
2024 Argentina Thu, Jun 20 National Holiday
2023 Jun 19, Jun 20
ArgentinaTue, Jun 20National Holiday
ArgentinaMon, Jun 19National Holiday (bridge day)
2022 Argentina Mon, Jun 20 National Holiday
2021 Argentina Sun, Jun 20 National Holiday
2020 Argentina Sat, Jun 20 National Holiday

Argentina can have up to three bridge holidays each year to create long weekends to stimulate tourism

  Local name
Paso a la Inmortalidad del General Manuel Belgrano
  Which regions observe National Flag Day in 2023?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday
  ArgentinaJun 19 (bridge day)

When is National Flag Day?

National Flag day commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano, who created the current flag.

The holiday is celebrated on June 20th. Prior to 2011, the day was celebrated on the third Monday in June.

History of National Flag Day

The national flag of Argentina dates from 1812. It is a triband, with three equally wide horizontal bands of light blue, white and light blue. In 1818, a ' Sun of May' was added to the center.

The flag with the sun is the Official Ceremonial Flag. The flag without the sun is considered to be the Ornamental Flag. While both versions can be said to be the national flag, the ornamental version must always be hoisted below the Official Ceremony Flag.

During the Argentine War of Independence General Belgrano was leading a battle near Rosario. He noticed that both the Crown's forces and the independence forces were using the same colors (Spain's yellow and red).

After realizing this, Belgrano created a new flag using the colors that were used by the Criollos during the May Revolution in 1810.

Though Argentina has one of the most recognizable national flags, the original flag was quite different from the current one: it had two vertical stripes, one blue and the other one white.

The flag was first flown, on February 27th 1812, on the Batería Libertad, by the Paraná River.

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