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Uruguayan 2016 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay)
Posted: Monday, January 4, 2016
Updated: Saturday, January 5, 2019


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.

As usual (2015-01-10, 2014-01-06, 2012-12-05 and 2011-12-15), and more generally in Latin American countries which follow the Emiliani Rule (2005-10-02) to determine the date of observance of some of their non-working public holidays, the interesting aspects are the announced dates of such moveable public holidays, in particular after the decision, a couple of years ago (2011-05-12, 2011-05-02 and 2010-10-21), to "freeze" the date of the May 18 public holiday in 2011.

Recall that 14 years ago (2001-11-14), Uruguay's Parliament had permanently frozen the dates of the observance of the June 19 and November 2 public holidays, leaving only 3 "movable" public holidays in Uruguay: April 19 (Desembarco de los 33 Orientales), May 18 (Batalla de las Piedras), and October 12 (Descubrimiento de América).



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