Friday december 8, 2023
Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
End of school year
Saturday december 23, 2023
School holidays :
Monday december 25, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Years Day on Christmas Day.
New Year's Day
Monday january 1, 2024
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Monday january 1, 2024
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calendars gazetted by the respective Departments of Education
Each province carries its own specific set of holidays, please scroll on the concerned province
Number of teaching day: 190
PISA ranking (average 493): 475
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
average number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 1370
many schools operate on Saturday
school uniforms are generally worn
University of Buenos Aires ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #75/Shanghai #151-200 We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2024
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Monday february 12, 2024
Secular holiday : The Gualeguaychu Carnival: dressed in colorful suits, groups of people are dancing. Bands of street musicians (Murgas) participate in giant parades or Corsos .
Tuesday february 13, 2024
Secular holiday : The Gualeguaychu Carnival: groups of people dance dressed in colorful suits. Murgas bands of street musicians participate in giant parades or Corsos.
Beginning of school year
Monday march 4, 2024
School holidays : Primary schools
one week ladetr for secondary
two weeks later for tertiary
National day of the Memory by the Truth and Justice
Sunday march 24, 2024
Secular holiday : Commemoration of the 1976 coup that ushered in the last dictatorship of the country. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Banks are closed
Wednesday march 27, 2024
Banks only :
Thursday march 28, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).
Friday march 29, 2024
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Tuesday april 2, 2024
Secular holiday : Veterans Day and tribute to the fallen in the Malvinas War Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Labor Day/May Day
Wednesday may 1, 2024
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
May Day Revolution
Saturday may 25, 2024
Secular holiday : Anniversary of the 1810 Revolution ( Revolución de Mayo )
Martín Miguel de Güemes day
Monday june 17, 2024
Secular holiday : 8 February 1785 17 June 1821) was a military leader and popular caudillo who defended northwestern Argentina from the Spanish during the Argentine War of Independence [Wikipedia]
National Flag Day
Thursday june 20, 2024
Secular holiday : Commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano, (1770 - 1820) an Argentine lawyer, politician, and general in the first autonomous government of Argentina who in 1812, created the national flag of Argentina. It was raised for the first time on February 27 of that year, in an island in the Parana River, opposite the city of Rosario. He also led the Jujuy Exodus (Exodo Jujeno), which prepared the ground for victories of the Argentine War of Independence in the northwest of the country. Official day of celebration is June 20.