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Malvinas Day

Malvinas Day 2021, 2022 and 2023

Every 2 April is Malvinas Day in Argentina, to mark the time in 1982 when Argentine forces occupied the Malvinas, seizing them from British control, and sparking the 74-day Falkland War.

YearDateDayHoliday
20212 AprFriMalvinas Day
20222 AprSatMalvinas Day
20232 AprSunMalvinas Day
20242 AprTueMalvinas Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Formerly, Argentina celebrated a day with a very long name: “The Day of Argentine Sovereignty over the Malvinas, Sandwich, and South Atlantic Islands”. But in 2001, Malvinas Day took the place of this older holiday.

The day is meant as a tribute to the over 600 Argentine soldiers who died during the 10-week conflict over the Falkland Islands. Argentina continues to protest the United Kingdom’s assumption of sovereignty over the islands to this day.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20202 AprThuMalvinas Day
20192 AprTueMalvinas Day
20182 AprMonMalvinas Day
20172 AprSunMalvinas Day