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Argentina : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Peso (ARS)
Internet extension: .ar - Telephone code: +54 - International dialing code: 00
Jewish & Muslim celebrations may officially be observed by local communities - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
2019 calendar confirmed
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 6, 2022Epiphanycards/flowers
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Monday February 28, 2022CarnivalSecular holiday
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Tuesday March 1, 2022CarnivalSecular holiday
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Wednesday March 2, 2022Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Sunday March 20, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Thursday March 24, 2022National day of the Memory by the Truth and JusticeSecular holiday
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Saturday April 2, 2022Malvinas DaySecular holiday
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Sunday April 3, 2022Motorcycle Grand PrixSports events
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Thursday April 14, 2022Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday April 16, 2022Optional holidayJewish
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Friday April 22, 2022Passovercards/flowers
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Sunday April 24, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022Optional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Wednesday May 18, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday May 25, 2022May Day RevolutionSecular holiday
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Tuesday June 7, 2022Reporter's DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday June 17, 2022Martín Miguel de Güemes daySecular holiday
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday June 20, 2022National Flag DaySecular holiday
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Thursday June 30, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 9, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Sunday July 10, 2022Optional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Saturday July 30, 2022Optional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Www.argentina.gob.ar
calendars gazetted by the respective Departments of Education
Each province carries its own specific set of holidays, please scroll to the concerned province
Number of teaching days: 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

The school year ends in early or mid-December and begins in late February or early March.
Primary school students enjoy two-month summer vacations (Southern hemisphere) and high school students three-month summer vacations
Winter holidays last 2 weeks during the month of July
Dates confirmed till Jan 2023

New Year's Day

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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

Epiphany

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Thursday January 6, 2022
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Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Carnival

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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 .

Carnival

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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

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Wednesday March 2, 2022
School holidays :

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 20, 2022
Special Events :

National day of the Memory by the Truth and Justice

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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

Malvinas Day

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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.

Motorcycle Grand Prix

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Sunday April 3, 2022
Sports events : Https://www.motogp.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Maundy Thursday

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).

Good Friday

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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.

Optional holiday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Jewish : Jewish Easter for the Jewish community only

Passover

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Friday April 22, 2022
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

Optional holiday

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Sunday April 24, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemoration of the 1915 genocide in Turkey for the Armenian community only

Optional holiday

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : End of Ramadan for the Muslim community only

Labor Day/May Day

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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 .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

Public holiday

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Wednesday May 18, 2022
Secular holiday : Census day

May Day Revolution

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Anniversary of the 1810 Revolution ( Revolución de Mayo )

Reporter's Day

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Tuesday June 7, 2022
Culture : Established in 1938 in the First National Congress of Journalists held in the province of Córdoba in memory of the Gazeta de Buenos Ayres , the first newspaper of the Argentine independence phase founded by Mariano Moreno in 1810 [Wikipedia]

Martín Miguel de Güemes day

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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]

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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National Flag Day

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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.

Optional holiday

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Thursday June 30, 2022
Secular holiday : feriado turistico (tourism day)

Independence Day

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Saturday July 9, 2022
Secular holiday : Obtained from Spain in 1810

Optional holiday

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Feast of the Sacrifice for the Muslim community only

Optional holiday

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Islamic new year for the Muslim community only