Top events in Uruguay

September
23

For one weekend every year, the Días del Patrimonio, Uruguay shares its cultural heritage with the general public by granting free admission to...

January
23

Montevideo's exuberant Carnaval brings dancing, drumming, comedy and theatre to the streets for several weeks each summer. Especially noteworthy...

February
02

Offerings of flowers, gifts, perfume and rice are made to the Yoruba Goddess of the Sea every 2 February.

Uruguay Public Holidays

Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Many businesses close during Carnival Week and during Tourism Week (Holy Week).

2016

January
06
Epiphany
Start date:
6 January 2016
February
08
Carnival
Start date:
8 February 2016
End date:
9 February 2016
March
24
Maundy Thursday
Start date:
24 March 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
April
19
Landing of the 33 Patriots Day
Start date:
19 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
18
Battle of Las Piedras
Start date:
18 May 2016
June
19
Día del Nunca Más/José Gervasio Artigas's Birthday
Start date:
19 June 2016
July
18
Constitution Day
Start date:
18 July 2016
August
25
National Independence Day
Start date:
25 August 2016
August
25
New Year's Day
Start date:
25 August 2016
October
10
Día de la Raza
Start date:
10 October 2016
November
02
All Soul's Day
Start date:
2 November 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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