Holidays in Argentina 2026

There are 16 public holidays in Argentina in 2026, one of which falls on the weekend: Flag Day.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 01, 2026, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

The holiday lasts two days, February 16 and 17, 2026. It is the last day before Lenten fasting from Ash Wednesday, so people will use the fat ingredients to prepare for the fasting.

Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice
Celebrated on March 24, 2026, the holiday commemorates the victims of the dirty war, which was the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983. Approximately 30,000 people were killed or disappeared.

Malvinas Day
Celebrated on April 2, 2026, the holiday commemorates those Argentines killed in the Falklands War, fought between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 3, 2026.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2026, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

May Revolution
May Revolution took place from May 18 to 25, 1810 as a reaction to Spain's Peninsular War, and it was considered the start of the Argentine War of Independence, formally achieved on July 9, 1816. The holiday was observed on May 25, 2026.

Martín Miguel de Güemes' Day
Observed on June 17, 2026, Martín Miguel de Güemes' Day commemorates the anniversary when Martín Miguel de Güemes died on June 17, 1821, at the age of 36. He became a military leader and defended northwestern Argentine provinces from Spanish rule during the War of Independence.

Flag Day
Celebrated on June 20, 2026, the holiday commemorates the anniversary of the death of the Argentine flag's creator Manuel Belgrano, a military leader during the Argentine War of Independence. He designed a banner for the troops in 1812 and died on June 20, 1820

Independence Day
Observed on July 9, 2026, the holiday celebrates the declaration of the independence of Argentina from the Spanish Monarchy on July 9, 1816 by the Congress of Tucumán.

San Martín Day
Observed on August 17, 2026, the holiday commemorates the anniversary of the death of José de San Martín, an Argentine general.

Day of Respect of Cultural Diversity
Observed on October 12, 2026, the holiday celebrates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492, also known as the Day of the Race or Columbus Day in some countries.

National Sovereignty Day
Celebrated on November 23, 2026, the holiday commemorates the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, which took place on November 20, 1845. The battle was fought between the Argentine Confederation and the combined Anglo-French fleet on the waters of the Paraná River.

Immaculate Conception Day
The holiday is observed on December 8, 2026, and it celebrates the Virgin Mary has been free of original sin from the moment of her conception.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2026, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is a sharing holiday, and people exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

The following is the list of public holidays in Argentina 2026.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Carnival MondayFeb 16, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival TuesdayFeb 17, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
Day of Remembrance for
Truth and Justice
Mar 24, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
Malvinas DayApr 02, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 03, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
May RevolutionMay 25, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Martín Miguel de Güemes' DayJun 17, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Flag DayJun 20, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJul 09, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
San Martín DayAug 17, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Day of Respect of Cultural DiversityOct 12, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
National Sovereignty DayNov 23, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Immaculate Conception DayDec 08, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2026FridayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Argentina in 2026.

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