Holidays that are celebrated in Argentina include New Year's Day, Carnival, Shrove Tuesday, Memorial Day, Day of the Veterans, Good Friday, May Day, National Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, San Martin Day, Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity, National Sovereignty Day, Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Christmas. There are also bridge days in case the immovable date of a holiday falls in the middle of the week.Know More
In Argentina, the Day of the Veterans is held to commemorate the veterans and the dead of the Malvinas War, or Falklands War of 1982. Argentina's Independence Day commemorates the Argentine Declaration of Independence from Spain, which the Congress of Tucuman declared in July of 1816.
San Martin Day commemorates José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, who was an Argentine founding father and liberator. His holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in August, as he died on August 17, 1850.
National Sovereignty Day commemorates the November 20, 1845 Battle of Vuelta de Obligado. This is when the country fought the Anglo-French navy, which had blockaded the Rio de la Plata. The Argentines lost but inflicted such casualties on the British and the French that the victors negotiated a settlement anyway.Learn more in Holidays & Celebrations
Memorial Day is the only U.S. federal holiday in May and is celebrated on the last Monday of the month. Some days that people consider holidays are actually days of observance. Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, and the National Day of Prayer are observance days that take place in May.Full Answer >
America's Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 because this is the anniversary of the day that members of the Continental Congress agreed to the final wording of the Declaration of Independence, according to the Oak Hill Publishing Company. Fifty-six delegates signed the document on August 2, 1776, after an enlarged copy was printed.Full Answer >
The main holiday celebrated in Confucianism is the birthday of Confucius, which is September 28. There is a festival held each year to pay homage to the founder of Confucianism. Although many people view Confucianism as a religion, it is rather a system of societal and ethical philosophy.Full Answer >
Hanukkah can be celebrated by lighting the Menorah, eating fried food, spinning the dreidel, singing songs and giving away symbolic gold coins. Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of the Maccabees, during which a single lantern of oil lasted eight days when it should have only lasted one.Full Answer >