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Uruguay : 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 (UYU)
  • Internet domain: .uy - Telephone code: +598 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -3 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyBanks only
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    Monday February 20, 2023CarnivalBanks only
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Carnival TuesdayBanks only
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    Tuesday February 28, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday April 3, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Tuesday April 4, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Holy WednesdayBanks only
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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    Monday April 17, 2023Landing of the 33 PatriotsSecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday May 22, 2023Battle of Las PiedrasBanks only
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    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Www.cep.edu.uy
    issued by the Ministry of Education
    PISA ranking (average 493): 435
    Schooling is mandatory till age 15
    Teaching languages: Spanish
    schools closed Saturday & Sunday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2023 ; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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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    Friday January 6, 2023
    Banks only :

    Carnival

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Banks only :

    Carnival Tuesday

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Banks only :

    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday February 28, 2023
    Secular holiday : el Grito de Asencio y la toma de la Capilla Nueva in the Soriano district only (Mercedes)

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    School holidays :

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Banks are closed

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    Monday April 3, 2023
    Banks only :

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday April 4, 2023
    Banks only :

    Holy Wednesday

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    Banks only :

    Maundy Thursday

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    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 7, 2023
    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.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Tuesday April 11, 2023
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    Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    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

    Landing of the 33 Patriots

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : In 1825. Those Orientals (exiles) were the beginners of the revolution that ended with the Declaration of Independence,in the same year

    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Battle of Las Piedras

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    Monday May 22, 2023
    Banks only : Uruguay and Brazil ended war in 1828