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Uruguay

Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Uruguay. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
6 JanFriEpiphany / Three Kings Day
27 FebMonCarnival Monday
28 FebTueCarnival Tuesday
13 AprThuHoly Thursday
14 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonLanding of the Patriots
1 MayMonLabor Day
22 MayMonBattle of Las Piedras
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19 JunMonBirth of Artigas
18 JulTueConstitution Day
25 AugFriIndependence Day
9 OctMonColumbus Day Holiday
2 NovThuAll Souls' Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day

The majority of holidays celebrated in the Eastern Republic of Uruguay are based on religious traditions, as well as Portuguese and Brazilian cultural influences.

Some bank holidays are allowed as paid holidays pursuant to terms of an employment contract or union labor agreement. Official observances include The Three Wise Men Day; Carnival; Shrove Tuesday; Landing of the 33 Patriots; Battle of Los Piedras; Birthday of Jose Artigus; Memorial Day and All Saints Day.