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Argentina bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 5 months of 2018, 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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Argentina Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day
Feb. 12 Mon Lunes de Carnaval
     13 Tue Martes de Carnaval
Mar. 24 Sat Truth and Justice Day
     29 Thu Maundy Thursday (día no laborable)
     30 Fri Good Friday
Apr.  2 Mon Malvinas Day
     30 Mon Public Holiday (día no laborable con fines turísticos)
May   1 Tue Labor Day
     25 Fri First Government Day (Día de la Revolución de Mayo)
June    Sun Paso a la Inmortalidad del Gral. de Güemes
        Wed Paso a la Inmortalidad del Gral. Belgrano
July    Mon Independence Day
Aug.    Mon Paso a la Inmortalidad del Gral. de San Martín
Oct.    Mon Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural Holiday
Nov.    Tue Bank Holiday (Día del Bancario) Banks
        Mon Día de la Soberanía Nacional Holiday
Dec.    Sat Immaculate Conception Day
        Mon Public Holiday (día no laborable con fines turísticos)
        Mon Bank Holiday (afternoon) Bnk+Aft
        Tue Christmas Day
        Mon Public Holiday (día no laborable con fines turísticos)
        Mon Bank Holiday (afternoon) Bnk+Aft
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

18 Oct 2017 Argentina's Public Holidays Law Promulgated (Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) The government of Argentina has promulgated the law 27.399 which reinstates the feriados puente whereby the executive will have the ability to declare one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina, up to a maximum of 3 per year, a law signed by president Mauricio Macri, his Chief of Staff, Marcos Peña, minister of the interior, Rogelio Frigerio.  29 Sep 2017 Argentina's Senate Approves New Public Holidays Legislation (Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) The Senate of Argentina has, in turn, approved by a vote of 59 to 0 and one abstention, the bill passed earlier this month in Argentina's Cámara de Diputados which gives back to the executive the ability to declare one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina, up to a maximum of 3 per year ("Faculta al Poder Ejecutivo a fijar hasta tres por año, aunque no será obligación").  13 Sep 2017 Argentina Passes New Public Holidays Legislation (Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) Less than a year after President Mauricio Macri eliminated one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina via the DNU 52/2017 (Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia), a bill was passed today, by a vote of 152 to 1, in Argentina's Cámara de Diputados which gives back to the executive the ability to declare one-off bridge public holidays in Argentine, up to a maximum of 3 per year ("Faculta al Poder Ejecutivo a fijar hasta tres por año, aunque no será obligación").  03 Sep 2017 Argentina Mulls June 15 Public Holiday (Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) The Education Commission of Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados), has forwarded to the floor for further consideration, a bill which would declare June 15, 2018, as a one-off (por única vez) non-working public holiday in Argentina.  05 Aug 2017 Argentina Mulls October 31 Public Holiday (Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) A bill has been introduced into Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados), by MP Marcelo Daletto (UCR), which add a new annual non-working public holiday in Argentina on October 31st, to mark the "Día de las Iglesias Evangélicas".  02 Feb 2017 Argentina Public Holidays Legislation Additional Changes Gazetted (Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) The Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia (Decreto 80/2017), announced earlier this week by Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, as a follow-up to last week's Decreto 52/2017, has been published in the Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, thus further amending the legislation governing non-working public holidays in Argentina, effective immediately.  30 Jan 2017 Argentina Public Holidays Legislation Changes Again (Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) The Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia (Decreto 52/2017), signed last week by Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, and revising the rules governing non-working public holidays in Argentina, is to be amended by a new decree to be published later today in the Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina.  23 Jan 2017 Argentina Public Holidays Legislation Changes Gazetted (Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) The Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia (Decreto 52/2017), announced last week by Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, to set forth his proposed revisions to the rules governing non-working public holidays in Argentina, has been published in the Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina to take effect tomorrow, Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  19 Jan 2017 Argentina 2017 Public Holidays Emergency Decree (Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, has announced that he would soon ("en las próximas horas") issue a Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia (DNU) setting forth his proposed revisions to the 2017, and beyond, non-working public holidays in Argentina.  02 Dec 2016 Argentina 2017 Public Holidays Reduction Legislation (Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) The administration of Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, has sent to Congress a legislative proposal, penned by his chief of staff, Marcos Peña, implementing his recent decision to put an end to the process of declaring one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina ("feriados con fines turísticos") effective next year, for the calendar year 2017.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Argentina 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

Fixed date public holidays in Argentina fall into 2 categories. Feriados inamovibles (those that do not move; the majority) which are covered by law 21.329, except for Immaculate Conception which is governed by law 24.445. Feriados trasladables (those that do move depending on the day of the week when they occur) which are covered by laws 23.555 and 24.445.  Malvinas Day: Perhaps because of its highly emotional affect, this public holiday has been tinkered with repeatedly by the Argentine legislature. It was originally decreed for April 2 by the de facto Law 22769. Then, Decree 901 of March 23, 1984, transferred it to June 10. It was then moved back to April 2, subject to changes depending on the weekday upon which it occurred. Then, finally, Law 25.370 was amended in June 2006, to make Malvinas Day (officially called "Día del veterano y los caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas") one of the non-moveable public holidays, regardless of the weekday on which it occurs .  Flag Day and General San Martín Holiday: A bill was introduced in 1996 to make these 2 public holidays remain on their respective dates (June 20 and August 17), but it never came into law.  Carnival Monday and Tuesday were declared public holidays by the decree 2.446 of 1956. Subsequent military governments increasingly tried to restrain its observance until 1976, when the last military junta passed law 21.329 which prohibits the celebration of Carnival. The 2 days of Carnival were retored as nationwide public holidays by the "Decreto 1584/2010 - Establécense Feriados Nacionales y días no laborables" of November 2010.  Día del Trabajador Bancario (Day Of The Bank Employee) commemorates the 1924 founding of the Asociación Bancaria and is observed every year on November 6. On that day, all banks in the Buenos Aires metro area (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires) are closed, as well as the Argentine Central Bank and all financial markets nationwide.  By law, those who belong to the Jewish or the Islamic faith, are entitled to additional public holidays off: Islamic New Year, Eid al Fitr, and Eid al Adha, for Muslims, and the first and last days of Passover, and Yom Kippur for Jews (laws 24.571, 24.757, and 26.089).  Día del Petróleo Nacional: According to the Ley Provincial 2258, voted by the Chubut provincial legislature on January 24, 1984, the 13th of December is a provincial compulsory public holiday (descanso obligatorio) for all civil servants and workers of the banking and financial sectors. Its observance is optional for private sector workers. There is a bill pending that would make the holiday a national one .  Argentina International Codes AR and ARG (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ar (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Argentina information and news: Central Bank of Argentina (Argentina central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Argentina maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Argentina), and Wikipedia (includes Argentina commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Argentina, 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 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Argentina, 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 Argentina, before planning any trip to Argentina. 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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