Public Holidays of Uruguay 2019

Public Holidays of Uruguay 2019

January 11, 2019 Travel Tips 0

Like when traveling to any country it’s worth doing a quick search of national holidays to avoid crowds, closures and know in advance about any festivities or special events. Besides Uruguayan holidays keep in mind that the country is a popular destination for Argentines on their holidays, many of which overlap. On these dates often times the ferries between Buenos Aires and Colonia sell out well in advance, so make sure to purchase your ferry tickets ahead of time.

Holiday dateHoliday name
Tuesday, January 1New Year’s Day
Sunday, January 6The Three Wise Men Day
Monday, March 4Carnival
Tuesday, March 5Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
Thursday, April 18Maundy Thursday
Friday, April 19Good Friday
Sunday, April 21Easter Day
Monday, April 22Landing of the 33 orientals
Wednesday, May 1Labor Day / May Day
Saturday, May 18Battle of Las Piedras
Wednesday, June 19José Artigas Birthday Memorial
Thursday, July 18Constitution Day
Sunday, August 25Independence Day
Saturday, October 12Columbus Day
Saturday, November 2 All Saint’s Day