National Holidays In Uruguay  

Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America after Suriname. It shares it border with Brazil and Argentina, and is located along the Atlantic coast.

The cities of Uruguay have a rich architectural heritage, and have given the world a large number of artists, writers and musicians. Modern Uruguayan culture is a mix of European and native South American, and also more liberal and free thinking than that prevalent in its neighboring states.Most Uruguayans are of European descent, namely Italians and Spanish. The people are extremely hospitable and tolerant towards different cultures and religions. The people of Uruguay do not show any discrimination against tourists immaterial what their race, religious affiliations or political ideologies may be. The Uruguayans are known to party quite a bit, and use many national holidays to party and enjoy themselves.

Some of the important national holidays in Uruguay are as follows:

  • January 1 -- New Year's Day
  • January 6 -- Epiphany
  • February or March -- Carnival and Las Llamadas
  • February or March -- Semana Santa or Holy Week
  • May 1 -- Labor Day
  • May 18 -- Battle of Las Piedras
  • June 19 -- Birthday of Jose Gervais Artigas
  • July 18 -- Constitution Day
  • August 25 -- Independence Day
  • October 12 -- Columbus Day
  • November 2 -- All Soul's Day
  • December 25 -- Christmas Day
  • Many tourists come from all over the world to see and take part in some of the celebrations and festivities that take place during the national holidays in Uruguay. The carnival and Las Llamadas are major attractions in Montevideo where parades are held and the participants wear special costumes and dance to pulsating Afro-Uruguayan music.

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Uruguay-Culture      Uruguay’s legacy of literary and artistic traditions is particularly impressive, given the country’s small size.  The cities of Uruguay have a rich architectural heritage, and have given the world a large number of artists, writers and musicians. Modern Uruguayan culture is a mix of European and native South American, and also more liberal and free thinking than that prevalent in its neighboring states. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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