Independence Day in Uruguay in 2019

Independence Day in Uruguay in 2019
  How long until Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 39 days.
  Dates of Independence Day in Uruguay
2021Uruguay Wed, Aug 25National Holiday
2020Uruguay Fri, Aug 28National Holiday
2019Uruguay Sun, Aug 25National Holiday
2018Uruguay Sat, Aug 25National Holiday
2017Uruguay Fri, Aug 25National Holiday
Independence from the Empire of Brazil in 1825 following the end of the Argentina-Brazil War
  Local name
Día de la Independencia

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 Independence Day

Uruguay is the only country in Latin America which is entirely outside the tropics, being south of the Tropic of Capricorn.

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

The first ever FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930.

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