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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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