Uruguay Independence Day around the world in 2020

Uruguay Independence Day around the world in 2020
  How long until Uruguay Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 145 days.
  Dates of Uruguay Independence Day around the world
2022 UruguayAug 25
Uruguay Thu, Aug 25National Holiday
2021 UruguayAug 25
Uruguay Wed, Aug 25National Holiday
2020 UruguayAug 28
Uruguay Fri, Aug 28National Holiday
2019 UruguayAug 25
Uruguay Sun, Aug 25National Holiday
2018 UruguayAug 25
Uruguay Sat, Aug 25National Holiday
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 public holiday in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay is always celebrated on August 25th.

It is Uruguay's National Day 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 August 25th 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.

Did you know?

Uruguay means "River of the Painted Birds" in Guarani.

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

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Three facts about Uruguay Independence Day

In Uruguay, there is no official religion. Roman Catholicism is the most predominant with around 48% of the population following this religion.

Montevideo is the third most southerly capital city in the world. Only Wellington (New Zealand) and Canberra (Australia) are further south.

Uruguay used to play Test Cricket. English sailors introduced cricket to Uruguay in the 19th century. There was a Test side which played Argentina many times between 1868 and World War II.

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