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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

The Argentine Republic, or Argentina, is the second largest country in South America and is located in the southwestern portion of the continent. Argentina also claims sovereignty over a portion of Antarctica, and the Falkland, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. Argentina currently celebrates 17 national holidays.

Public holidays are governed under different decrees. Each decree establishes whether the holiday is a standard holiday, which is defined as one that remains on its actual date regardless of what day of the week it occurs, or a revolving holiday, which is celebrated on the day it occurs unless it is a weekend, then it is moved to the following Monday.

The government of Argentina also often issues bridge holidays when a holiday occurs on a Thursday. They will declare the follow day of Friday a holiday to allow for an extended weekend.

Under Argentine law, people who adhere to the Jewish faith are allowed to take the first and last days of Passover and Yom Kippur (law 24.571) off in addition to the above listed holidays. People who adhere to the Muslim faith are allowed to take off Islamic New Year, and the last day or Ramadan and the Feast of Sacrifice (law 24.757).

It is believed that public holidays are guaranteed as days off, but not guaranteed as paid days off. From the information that is available, it is assumed that the employer has the right to offer public holidays as a paid benefit, but it is not mandatory. This, however, is subject to change because there is pending legislation asking for public holidays to be paid events.

Cultural, Religious and Provincial Holidays

The population of Argentina is very diverse. Each of these cultures on the mainland and on their island territories may celebrate special holidays that are related to their area, religious preference or culture. The government of Argentina recognises that these events take place but does not officially recognise them as national holidays.

Public Holidays 2017

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
27 FebMonCarnivals
28 FebTueCarnivals
24 MarFriNational Day of the Memory
by the Truth and Justice
2 AprSunMalvinas' Veteran's and Memorial Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayMonLabor Day
25 MayThuRevolution Day
17 JunSatAnniversary of General
Martín Miguel de Güemes' Death
19 JunMonPublic Holiday
20 JunTueAnniversary of General
D. Manuel Belgrano's Death
9 JulSunIndependence Day
21 AugMonDeath of San Martin
9 OctMonDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity
27 NovMonNational Sovereignty Day
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception /
Virgins Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day