Holidays in Argentina: 2017

The Argentina flag, Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Feriado is a good word to know in Spanish. It means holiday! No school, no work, perhaps a feast or a chance to get out of the city and see other parts of this beautiful country! Take a break from your Spanish lessons or your internship in Buenos Aires and go to Iguazu or Salta! Make sure that you anticipate feriados so you can take advantage of your time here. We’ve made it a bit easier to do that – here’s a list of all of the holidays in 2017.


Sunday, January 1st: Año Nuevo (New Year)

Monday & Tuesday, February 27 & 28: Carnaval

Friday, March 24th: Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia (National Day of Memoray for Truth and Justice – in honor of the 30,000 people “disappeared” during the military dictatorship between 1976-1983)

Sunday, April 2nd: Día del Veterano y de los Caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas (Veteran’s Day & Day of Remembrance for the Fallen in the Falklands War)

Thursday, April 13th: Jueves Santo (Holy Thursday)

Friday, April 14th: Viernes Santo (Good Friday)

Monday, May 1st: Día del trabajador (Labor Day)

Thursday, May 25th: Día de la Revolución de Mayo (May Revolution Day)

Saturday, June 17th: Paso a la Inmortalidad del General Martín Miguel de Güemes (General Martín Miguel de Güemes Day)

Tuesday, June 20th: Paso a la Inmortalidad del General Manuel Belgrano (General Manuel Belgrano Day)

Sunday, July 9th: Día de la Independencia (Independence Day)

Monday, August 21st: Día de la Bandera / Paso a la Inmortalidad del General San Martín (Flag Day / General San Martín Day)

Monday, October 16th: Día del Respeto por la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity)

Monday, November 20th: Día de la Soberanía Nacional (National Sovereignty Day)

Friday, December 8th: Inmaculada Concepción de María (Day of the Immaculate Conception)

Monday, December 25th: Navidad (Christmas)