Public Holidays

Año Nuevo (New Year’s Day) January 1

Día de los Reyes (Epiphany) January 6

Viernes Santo/Pascua (Good Friday/Easter) March/April (dates vary)

Desembarco de los 33* (Return of the 33 Exiles) April 19; honors the exiles who returned to Uruguay in 1825 to, with Argentine support, liberate the country from Brazil

Día del Trabajador (Labor Day) May 1

Batalla de Las Piedras* (Battle of Las Piedras) May 18; commemorates a major battle in the fight for independence

Natalicio de Artigas* (Artigas’ Birthday) June 19

Jura de la Constitución (Constitution Day) July 18

Día de la Independencia (Independence Day) August 25

Día de la Raza* (Columbus Day) October 12

Día de los Muertos (All Souls’ Day) November 2

Navidad (Christmas Day) December 25

Holidays marked with an asterisk may be celebrated on the nearest Monday to create a puente (long weekend).