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Easter
Uruguay

Easter 2022, 2023 and 2024 in Uruguay

Easter is regarded as the most important of holy days by Christians, and Easter in Uruguay is observed with two holidays on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

YearDateDayHoliday
202214 AprThuMaundy Thursday
15 AprFriGood Friday
20236 AprThuMaundy Thursday
7 AprFriGood Friday
202428 MarThuMaundy Thursday
29 MarFriGood Friday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The date of the holiday changes each year based on the centuries-old calculations that determine the Christian Ecclesiastical Calendar, such that the date of Easter Sunday can be anytime between 22 March and 25 April.

Uruguay is almost unique among Latin American nations in its stand on “separation of church and state”. Since 1919, all religious holidays have been fully “translated” into secularised “equivalents”.

That’s not to say that the faithful don’t still celebrate Holy Week as in times of old, but the nation as a whole generally regards Easter as “Tourism Week” – a great time to go on vacation or back to the towns and villages of their birth to spend time with family, or they go somewhere on vacation.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 AprThuMaundy Thursday
2 AprFriGood Friday
20209 AprThuMaundy Thursday
10 AprFriGood Friday
201918 AprThuMaundy Thursday
19 AprFriGood Friday
201829 MarThuMaundy Thursday
30 MarFriGood Friday
201713 AprThuMaundy Thursday
14 AprFriGood Friday