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2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Uruguayan 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay) - The government of Uruguay has released its annual list of official 2019 Uruguayan bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Uruguayan 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay) - The government of Uruguay has released its annual list of official 2018 Uruguayan bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 5
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • 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.
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2015

  • Jan
  • 10
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  • 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.
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2014

  • Jan
  • 6
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Apr
  • 17
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  • 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".
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2012

  • Dec
  • 5
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  • 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.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 12
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Uruguay Confirms May 18 Public Holiday

    Observa (Montevideo) - The Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies has confirmed that the upcoming Battle of Las Piedras public holiday would be held on its fixed date in 2011.
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  • Feb
  • 23
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  • Uruguay Declares National Holiday On February 28

    Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay) - Uruguay's President, José Mujica, has issued a decree declaring Monday, February 28, 2011, as a one-off national holiday to coincide with the beginning of the official events commemorating Uruguay's bicentennial.
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2010

  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Uruguay To Change May 2011 Public Holiday

    Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay) - Uruguay's Executive has sent a bill to the Uruguayan Parliament to exclude the May 18 public holiday, in 2011, from the current rules that move mid-week public holidays.
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  • May
  • 15
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  • Uruguay Considering Reduction Of Number Of Public Holidays

    Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay) - Uruguay's President, José Mujica, has indicated that the Uruguayan executive is considering the reduction of the number of official non-working public holidays in Uruguay.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Uruguay Declares May 25 Public Sector Holiday

    Uruguay al Dia (Montevideo) - The Uruguayan Senate has approved a Lower House Bill that declares a one-off public sector holiday on May 25, 2010.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Uruguay Confirms March 1st Public Holiday

    Asociación de la Prensa Uruguaya (Montevideo) - The government of Uruguay has issued a communique reminding all that Monday, March 1, 2010, was a non-working public holiday (feriado no laborable) on account of this year's Presidential Inauguration.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Uruguay Legislation To Declare May 25 Public Holiday

    El Espectador (Montevideo) - The Uruguayan senator, Ope Pasquet, has tabled a bill that would declare May 25, 2010, a one-off public holiday in Uruguay.
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2009

  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Uruguay Declares April 16 Semi-Regional Public Holiday

    El País (Montevideo) - Uruguay's Parliament has approved a bill that will make Thursday, April 16, 2009, a one-off public holiday to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Fray Bentos.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Uruguay Considering A Reduction In Working-Day Hours

    Diario El País (Montevideo) - The government of Uruguay has announced that it will enter discussions with the private sectors concerning a proposal by labor unions to reduce working hours as a way to ease the impact of the global financial crisis.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Uruguay Year-End Public Holidays Update

    El País (Montevideo) - Uruguay's Vice-President, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, has clarified the government's position on the upcoming December 26 and January 2 días sandwich.
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  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Uruguay Considering 2 Year-End Bridge Public Holidays

    Montevideo COMM - Uruguay's Tourism Minister, Héctor Lescano, is quoted as saying that it is quite likely (muy probable) that the government will soon declare 2 end-of-the-year bridge public holidays (aka. días sandwich), on Friday, December 26, 2008, and Friday, January 2, 2009.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Uruguay Considering One-Off 2009 Public Holiday In Paso de los Toros

    Diario El País (Montevideo) - A bill has been introduced to the Parliament of Uruguay which would declare April 17, 2009, a one-off public holiday in Paso de los Toros, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1959 inundations.
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2007

  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Uruguay July 5 Public Holiday In Punta Del Este

    Diario El País - Deputies have agreed to put the motion of the declaration of Thursday, July 5, 2007, as a día feriado no laborable (non-working public holiday) in Punta del Este, on next Wednesday's agenda as an item of priority.
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Uruguay Holy Week Public Holidays Update 2

    El Espectador - All tolls on the Uruguayan territory will be free on Saturday March 31, Thursday April 5 (Maundy Thursday) and Sunday April 8 (Easter Sunday).
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  • Mar
  • 10
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  • Uruguay Holy Week Public Holidays Update

    La Nueva Provincia - Expect massive traffic problems during Holy Week if traveling by land between Argentina and Uruguay, as it appears that the 3 bridges between Argentina and Uruguay (Gualeguaychú, Colón and Concordia) will be closed from April 1 to April 8, 2007.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Uruguay To Vote On July 19 Public Holiday

    Ultimas Noticias - The council of Ministers is expected to announce, next Tuesday, the officialization, by President Tabaré Vázquez, of June 19, as an additional public holiday, powerfully named Nunca Más (never again) to commemorate the painful 3 past decades of political violence.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Uruguay November 3-4 Public Holidays

    Montevideo Portal - According to the latest developments, the previously discussed general holiday on November 3 and 4 (see the news item of October 10, below) will be restricted to those working in the area of Montevideo directly affected by the Summit.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Uruguay Considering Iberoamerican Summit Public Holidays

    El Espectador (Montevideo) - The government has introduced a bill that would make Friday and Saturday November 3 and 4, non-working days in all of Montevideo, due to traffic and security concerns linked to the Iberoamerican Summit, held from November 3-5, and attended by most South American heads of government.
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2002

  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Uruguay Extends Bank Holiday Until August 2

    ABC Digital (Asunción) - The Uruguayan monetary authorities have declared an additional 2-day bank holiday for Thursday-Friday, August 1-2, 2002.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Uruguay Declares 2-Day Bank Holidays

    EFE World News Service (Montevideo) - The Uruguayan monetary authorities have declared a 2-day bank holiday for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 30-31, 2002.
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2001

  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Uruguay Public Holidays Amended

    Diario Oficial de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay - An amendment to the Uruguayan public holidays legislation has been gazetted, which will keep fixed the dates of the observances of the June 19 and November 2 annual non-working public holidays.
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2000

  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Uruguay September 23 One-Off Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay - The recently signed law 17262 of September 20, 2000, declares a one-off national public holiday for the day of Saturday, September 23, 2000.
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1998

  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Uruguay Electoral Public Holiday June 17

    Diario Oficial de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay - The government of Uruguay has declared Wednesday, June 17, 1998, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming national elections that will take place on that date.
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1996

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Uruguay Public Holidays Law Amended

    Diario Oficial de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay - An amendment to the Uruguayan public holidays legislation has been gazetted, which will move the observance date of some of the Uruguayan fixed-date non-working public holidays which fall in the mid-week to a nearby Monday.
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See also: Uruguay bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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