There are 15 public holidays in Uruguay in 2023, one of which falls on the weekend.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Epiphany, also called Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the visit of the three kings. It is celebrated on April 6, 2023.
Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday are the last days before Lenten fasting, which starts on Ash Wednesday, so people will use their fat ingredients to prepare for the fasting. Pancake with mixed eggs, milk, and flour is the most common food on these holidays. It falls on February 20, 2023.
This is the last day before Lenten fasting from Ash Wednesday, so people will use the fat ingredients to prepare for the fasting. It falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, and it is February 21, 2023.
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, and it is an important Christian holiday that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the Washing of the Feet. It falls on April 6, 2023.
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 7, 2023.
Landing of the 33 Patriots Day
Landing of the 33 Patriots Day is a public holiday in Uruguay, and it is observed on April 17, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the 33 Patriots landed in Uruguay on April 19, 1825.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, 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.
Battle of Las Piedras Day
Battle of Las Piedras Day is a public holiday in Uruguay, and it is observed on May 22, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Las Piedras, which was fought between the revolutionary led by Jose Gervasio Artigas and the Spanish in 1811.
Birthday of Artigas
The Birthday of Artigas is a public holiday in Uruguay, and it is observed on June 19, 2023. The holiday commemorates the birthday of José Gervasio Artigas, the national hero of Uruguay. He was often called the father of Uruguayan nationhood.
Constitution Day is a public holiday in Uruguay, and it is observed on July 18, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the Constitution of Uruguay was adopted in 1830.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Uruguay, and it is observed on August 25, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when Uruguay gained its independence from the Brazilian Empire in 1825.
Day of the Race
Day of the Race is a public holiday in Uruguay, and it is observed on October 16, 2023. The holiday celebrates the discovery of the Americas when Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas on October 12, 1492. In many places, the day is celebrated as Columbus Day, and in other places, it is called Indigenous Peoples' Day to recognize Indigenous peoples' cultures and contributions.
All Souls' Day
This is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, and it is observed on November 2, 2023.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Uruguay 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Epiphany||Jan 06, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival||Feb 20, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival||Feb 21, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Maundy Thursday||Apr 06, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Landing of the 33 Patriots Day||Apr 17, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labor Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Battle of Las Piedras Day||May 22, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Birthday of Artigas||Jun 19, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Constitution Day||Jul 18, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Aug 25, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Day of the Race||Oct 16, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|All Souls' Day||Nov 02, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Uruguay in 2023.