Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Www.argentina.gob.ar
Each province carries its own specific set of holidays
Number of teaching day: 187
PISA ranking (average 493): 475
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
average number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 1370
many schools operate on Saturday
school uniforms are generally worn
University of Buenos Aires ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #75/Shanghai #151-200
Dates confirmed till Jan 2023
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New Year's Day
Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Monday February 28, 2022
Secular holiday : The Gualeguaychu Carnival: dressed in colorful suits, groups of people are dancing. Bands of street musicians (Murgas) participate in giant parades or Corsos .
Tuesday March 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The Gualeguaychu Carnival: groups of people dance dressed in colorful suits. Murgas bands of street musicians participate in giant parades or Corsos.
Beginning of school year
Wednesday March 2, 2022
School holidays :
National day of the Memory by the Truth and Justice
Thursday March 24, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemoration of the 1976 coup that ushered in the last dictatorship of the country. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Saturday April 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Veterans Day and tribute to the fallen in the Malvinas War Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday Used to be celebrated on June 10 until 2004.
Thursday April 14, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).
Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Labor Day/May Day
Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
Wednesday May 18, 2022
Secular holiday : Census day
May Day Revolution
Wednesday May 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Anniversary of the 1810 Revolution ( Revolución de Mayo )
Martín Miguel de Güemes day
Friday June 17, 2022
Secular holiday : 8 February 1785 17 June 1821) was a military leader and popular caudillo who defended northwestern Argentina from the Spanish during the Argentine War of Independence [Wikipedia]
National Flag Day
Monday June 20, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano, (1770 - 1820) an Argentine lawyer, politician, and general in the first autonomous government of Argentina who in 1812, created the national flag of Argentina. It was raised for the first time on February 27 of that year, in an island in the Parana River, opposite the city of Rosario. He also led the Jujuy Exodus (Exodo Jujeno), which prepared the ground for victories of the Argentine War of Independence in the northwest of the country. Official day of celebration is June 20.
Thursday June 30, 2022
Secular holiday : feriado turistico (tourism day)
Winter holiday (beginning)
Friday July 8, 2022
School holidays :
Saturday July 9, 2022
Secular holiday : Obtained from Spain in 1810