Argentina, 31 October 2015
The Argentine Ministry of the Interior has announced the schedule of public holidays for 2016.
In total there will be 15 holidays and two bridge days, making a total of 17 days non-working days with Argentinians being able to enjoy nine long weekends and three 4 day breaks.
The first of the four day breaks is Carnival, which Ise scheduled for 8 and 9 February, falling on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
In March, another longer break will be repeated with Memorial Day falling on Thursday 24 March, and the 25 March being Good Friday.
The last four day break of the year will be in December when a bridge day on Friday 9 December will follow the Day of the Virgin on Thursday 8 December 8.
The rest are transferable holidays, that will make three day weekends. 17 August, which will be brought forward to 15 Monday; 12 October, is moved to 10 October and November 20, which will be observed on 28 November. The other holiday bridge will be Friday July 8 as the anniversary of 9 July falls on a Saturday.
Upcoming public holidays in Argentina
|27 November 2015||Day of National Sovereignty|
|07 December 2015||Bridge Public Holiday|
|08 December 2015||Immaculate Conception Day|
|25 December 2015||Christmas Day|
|01 January 2016||New Years Day|
|08 February 2016||Carnival Monday|
|09 February 2016||Carnival Tuesday|
|24 March 2016||Truth and Justice Memorial Day|
|24 March 2016||Maundy Thursday|
|25 March 2016||Good Friday|