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Uruguay

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

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs