Uruguay Public Holidays

January 1 New Year's Day Año Nuevo

January 6 Children's Day Día de los Niños (Día de Reyes)

Changeable, in late February or early March Carnival Carnaval

Changeable, in late March or early April Tourism Week (in place of Christian Holy week) Semana de Turismo (formerly Semana Santa)

April 19 Landing of the 33 Patriots Day Desembarco de los 33 Orientales

May 1 International Workers' Day Día de los Trabajadores

May 18 Battle of Las Piedras Batalla de las Piedras

June 19 Birthday of José Gervasio Artigas and Never Again Day Natalicio de Artigas y Día del Nunca Más

July 18 Constitution Day Jura de la Constitución To commemorate the promulgation of the First Constitution of Uruguay in 1830

August 25 Independence Day Día de la Independencia From the Empire of Brazil in 1825

October 12 Day of the race (Columbus Day) Día de la Raza

November 2 Deceased ones day Día de los Difuntos

December 25 Day of the Family Día de la Familia

Only five holidays (January 1, May 1, July 18, August 25 and December 25) are official, with a mandatory paid leave for workers. Most of the other days are only observed by schools and some public sector offices.

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