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.
School holidays -
Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Www.cep.edu.uy
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Schooling is mandatory till age 15
Teaching languages: Spanish
schools closed Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms required
Dates confirmed till Jan 2022; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years
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Thursday January 6, 2022
Banks only :
Spanishness Day (moved backward to Monday) -
Monday October 11, 2021
Secular holiday : To commemorate the arrival of Columbus in Americas in 1492. It is also celebrated as the day of the Armed Forces in Spain.
Reporter's Day -
Sunday October 23, 2022
Special Events : Día de 1815 en el que José Artigas pidió al Cabildo de Montevideo que apoyara la publicación Prospecto Oriental , de Mateo Vidal, calificada por el prócer como herramienta fundamental , oficio en el que tamién reclamaba promover la libertad de prensa en la nación. El 3 de diciembre de 1990 se promulgó la ley 16.154, que oficializó el día de la celebración Wikipedia
All Souls' Day -
Tuesday November 2, 2021
Catholic : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.
Friday December 3, 2021
cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC) NOT a public holiday
Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 17, 2021
School holidays :
Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.