Festivals & Events

Uruguay’s Carnaval lasts for more than a month and is livelier than Argentina’s. Semana Santa (Holy Week) has become known as Semana Turismo – many Uruguayans travel out of town, and finding accommodations is tricky during this time. Other noteworthy events include Tacuarembó’s Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha and the nationwide Días del Patrimonio in early October, during which visitors are invited to tour Uruguay's most important historical and cultural monuments free of charge.