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Uruguayan 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay)
Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The government of Uruguay has released its annual list of official 2021 Uruguayan bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2021.

As usual (2020-01-14, 2019-01-05, 2017-12-05, 2016-12-05, 2016-01-04, 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, following the decision by Uruguay's Parliament, almost 20 years ago (2001-11-14), to permanently freeze the June 19 and November 2 public holidays, leaving only 3 movable public holidays in Uruguay: April 19, May 18, and October 12.

Note that the proposal by Uruguay's Tourism Minister, Germán Cardoso, and its general director, Ignacio Curbelo, to promote national tourism by moving all upcoming public holidays in Uruguay to either a Monday or a Friday, so that there is one long weekend per month in Uruguay, has not come to pass (2020-05-08).

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