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Uruguay bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Uruguay Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Fri Epiphany (Día de los Niños) Bnk+Gov
Feb.    Mon Carnaval Bnk+Gov
        Tue Carnaval Bnk+Gov
Apr.    Thu Maundy Thursday (Semana de Turismo)
        Fri Good Friday (Semana de Turismo)
        Mon Landing of the 33 Patriots Holiday Bnk+Gov
May     Mon Labor Day
        Mon Battle of Las Piedras Holiday Bnk+Gov
June    Mon José Artigas Birthday / Día del Nunca Más Bnk+Gov
July 18 Tue Constitution Day
Aug. 25 Fri Independence Day (Declaratoria de la Florida)
Oct. 16 Mon Día de la Raza/Sarandí Battle Holiday Bnk+Gov
Nov.  2 Thu All Souls' Day (Día de los Muertos) Bnk+Gov
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day (Día de la Familia)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

05 Dec 2016 Uruguayan 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) The government of Uruguay has released its annual list of official 2017 Uruguayan bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2017.  04 Jan 2016 Uruguayan 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) The government of Uruguay has released its annual list of official 2016 Uruguayan bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2016.  10 Jan 2015 Uruguayan 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) The government of Uruguay has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2015.  06 Jan 2014 Uruguayan 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) The government of Uruguay has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2014.  17 Apr 2013 Uruguayan Public Holiday April 22 (Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) The government of Uruguay has issued a communique reminding all that Monday, April 22, 2013, was a bank holiday and non-working public sector holiday (sin bancos y servicios públicos) on account of this year's "desembarco de los Treinta y Tres Orientales".  05 Dec 2012 Uruguayan 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) The government of Uruguay has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the upcoming calendar year 2013.  15 Dec 2011 Uruguayan 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) The government of Uruguay has released the list of official 2012 public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2012.  17 Oct 2011 Uruguay October 19 Public Holiday Approved (Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) The Cámara de Diputados de la República Oriental del Uruguay, in a joint session, has finally approved the declaration of a one-off regional non-working public holiday in Uruguay's region of Atlántida on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.  16 Sep 2011 Uruguay Reconsidering October 19 Public Holiday (El País-Montevideo) A bill has been introduced into the Uruguayan House of Representatives to restore the annual, October 19, regional non-working public holiday in Uruguay's region of Atlántida.  12 May 2011 Uruguay Senate Approves May 18 Public Holiday (Cámara de Senadores de la República Oriental del Uruguay-Montevideo) The Uruguayan Senate has approved the Ley Nº 18.748 de 11/05/011 which makes a one-off amendment of the Ley Nº 16.085 which would not move this year's May 18 public holiday to the nearest Monday.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Uruguay public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Public holidays in Uruguay are set out in Article 18 of the law 12.590 of December 23, 1958. Their occurrences are regulated by law 16.805 of 1996, as modified ultimately by law 17.414 of 2001. In 2001, attempts were made to keep patriotic holidays on their original date, regardless of the day of the week on which they occurred, but nothing has come of it.  Feriados laborables and feriados no laborables: In principle, in Uruguay, there is a distinction between non-working and working holidays. The non-working holidays are: January 1, May 1, July 18, August 25, and December 25. However on the other days listed here, most businesses and shops are closed anyways, the only exception seeming to be November 2 which seems limited to banks and the financial sector.  Semana Santa: the week before Easter, Holy Week, is colloquially called Semana de Turismo (tourism week) as it is often used to travel within Uruguay to visit family.  Although the October 12 public holiday is sometimes called Día de la Raza, as in most of Latin America, in the case of Uruguay, it is probably more accurate to call it Batalla de Sarandí in commemoration of the 1825 battle of Sarandí. This preference is supported by the legislative decree 14.977 which classifies October 12th as one of the 6 feriados nacionales de exaltación y conmemoración patriótica .  At the end of 2006, the date of June 19: was officialized as Día del Nunca Más (Day of Never Again) by President Tabaré Vázquez to mark the memory of the military repression from 1973-1985. This new public holiday will coincide with the anniversary holiday of the birth of José Gervasio Artigas (1764-1850), often called the Father of Uruguay .  Uruguay International Codes UY and URY (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .uy (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Uruguay information and news: Central Bank of Uruguay (Uruguay central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Uruguay maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Uruguay), and Wikipedia (includes Uruguay commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Uruguay, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Uruguay, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Uruguay, before planning any trip to Uruguay. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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