Uruguay Independence day around the world in 2019

Uruguay Independence day around the world in 2019
  How long until Uruguay Independence day?
This holiday next takes place in 69 days.
  Dates of Uruguay Independence day around the world
2020UruguayAug 28
Uruguay Fri, Aug 28National Holiday
2019UruguayAug 25
Uruguay Sun, Aug 25National Holiday
2018UruguayAug 25
Uruguay Sat, Aug 25National Holiday
2017UruguayAug 25
Uruguay Fri, Aug 25National Holiday
2016UruguayAug 25
Uruguay Thu, Aug 25National Holiday
  Summary
Independence from the Empire of Brazil in 1825 following the end of the Argentina-Brazil War

When is Uruguay Independence Day?

Known as 'Día de la Independencia', this holiday is Uruguay's National Day and is always celebrated on 25 August and marks Uruguay's independence from Brazil in 1825.

History of Uruguay Independence Day

The region now known as Uruguay lay on the Eastern bank ('Banda Oriental') of the River Plate and had passed through English, Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian control in a short period at the start of the nineteenth century.

When Brazil gained its independence from Portugal in 1822., Banda Oriental had become a province of Brazil.

On 25 August 1825, following a short period of rebellion, Uruguay declared its independence from Brazil. This instigated the Argentina- Brazil War. The conflict lasted until August 1828, when the British negotiated a resolution that led to Brazil recognising Uruguay's independence.

To mark the holiday, various patriotic ceremonies take place in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.

Did you know?

Three facts about Uruguay Independence day

Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America, only Suriname is smaller.

The name Uruguay comes from the river Uruguay and means 'river of painted birds.'

Uruguay's capital is Montevideo. It is also the largest city in the country with half of the entire population living here.

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