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Holidays & Observances in Uruguay

Uruguay is a Spanish-speaking country in South America. Unlike many of the surrounding countries, Uruguay is made up of people mostly of European descent, with Spanish and Italian being the most common ethnicities. Its culture has been affected by African and indigenous cultures – like the rest of Latin America, but it is much more influenced by European culture. It is one of the most secular countries in all of the Americas, but Roman Catholicism is still an important part of the culture and its holidays are widely celebrated.


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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Epiphany Epiphany - Three Kings Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Labour Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed