The birthplace of tango is as alluring as the dance itself. Argentina is rich in gaucho worship or cowboy culture in its vast pampas or plains, and the baritone voice of tango icon Carlos Gardel fills the milongas (tango dance halls) that dot the whole country. The capital, Buenos Aires, is a throbbing hub of commerce, fashion and culture, and anyone coming to South America via Argentina will truly appreciate being introduced first to this country.
New Year – Argentina follows the Gregorian calendar, and celebrates the first day of the year with manic revelry and pomp.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Shrove Tuesday – As Argentina has a large Catholic makeup, the time before the start of Lent is celebrated in a festive manner, much like their neighbor’s more popular Rio Carnival.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Día de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia
Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice – This day in the Argentina calendar 2013 marks the coup d’etat that led to the 1976-1983 dictatorship.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Good Friday – Argentinian Catholics commemorate this day as the death of their Savior on the cross.
Friday, 29 April 2013
Domingo de Pascua
Easter – Christians rejoice as their Savior is risen on the third day after his crucifixion.
Sunday, 31 April 2013
Día del Trabajador
Labor Day – As much of Argentina is agricultural, the laborers’ contribution to the economic welfare of the country is recognized on this day.
Monday, 1 May 2013
Primer Gobierno Patrio
Day of the First National Government – This day commemorates the May 1810 revolution.
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Día de la Bandera
National Flag Day – This day memorializes the death of Manual Belgrano who conceptualized and created the national flag of Argentina.
Monday, 17 June 2013
Dia de la Independencia
Independence Day – On this day, Argentina achieved its independence from Mother Spain.
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Día del Libertador José de San Martín
Gen. Jose de San Martin Death Anniversary – This day commemorates the death anniversary of the liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru, Gen. Jose de San Martin.
Monday, 19 August 2013
Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural
Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity – This day in Argentina calendar 2013 marks the day when Columbus landed in the Americas, although activists consider this the day when the indigenous populations of their country were started to be aggressively replaced by colonizers.
Saturday, 12 October 2013
Día de la Soberanía Nacional
Day of National Sovereignty – This day commemorates the 1845 Battle of Vuelta de Obligado and their struggle against the English-French forces in Rio de la Plata.
Monday, 25 November 2013
Día de la Inmaculada Concepción
Immaculate Conception Day – This is the day when the Virgin Mary was thought to have been conceived. Argentinians, much like the rest of their South American neighbors, are devout Marians.
Sunday, 8 December 2013
Christmas Eve – At around 9 in the evening, families start to gather together to share a “midnight meal” in anticipation of the Christmas hour at midnight.
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Christmas Day – Argentina joins the rest of the Christendom in the celebration of the birth of their savior.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Argentina Holidays in 2013. . !!