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Uruguay Events

Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha

Uruguay’s largest and most authentic celebration of its deep-rooted gaucho culture involves five days of music, dancing, barbecues, bonfires and displays of gaucho skills. A highlight is the Saturday parade with thousands of riders mounted on horseback in full gaucho regalia.


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Beer Week

Paysandú’s weeklong beer festival, Semana de la Cerveza, coinciding with Easter Week, has been running for nearly 50 years. Beer from the the country’s largest brewery flows freely, accompanied by sports events, beauty pageants and concerts at the 20,000-seat amphitheatre near the waterfront.


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National Heritage Days

For one weekend every year, the Días del Patrimonio, Uruguay shares its cultural heritage with the general public by granting free admission to churches, museums, historic homes and other sites throughout the country.


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Semana Santa (Easter Week)

Also known as Semana de Turismo, Easter Week is Uruguay’s biggest national holiday. Many Uruguayans travel during this period and hotels get booked up. In Montevideo, this week is known as Semana Criolla and is celebrated in the city’s parks with barbecues, rodeos and handicraft exhibits.


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