Do national holidays in Argentina affect your trip? I made an overview of all holidays – one by one – and provide information about the opening of museums, restaurants, and possible crowds at various destinations in the country. It is also interesting to note that the prices for trips are higher during extended weekends.

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National Holidays in Argentina

Argentina has 19 national holidays per year. It is among the top 10 countries with the most public holidays in the world. In addition, some holidays are movable and therefore they do not always fall on the same day.

Restaurants on holidays

In general, most restaurants are open on public holidays. You just have to pay attention that the restaurants are open on December 24 and December 31, but strictly with a reservation. Because they will offer special menus.

Many restaurants are closed on Mondays. This is usually their rest day.

Museums on holidays

Most public museums are closed on May 1, 24, and 25 December. They are also closed on December 31 and January 1. Most museums are also closed on Mondays.

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Overview Holidays in Argentina 2023

  • 1 January: New Year’s day
  • 28 February: Carnaval
  • 1 March: Carnaval
  • 24 March: Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice
  • 2 April: Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Falklands War
  • 15 April: Good Friday
  • 1 May: Labour Day
  • 25 May: May Revolution
  • 17 June: Anniversary of the Passing of General Martín Miguel de Güemes
  • 20 June: General Manuel Belgrano Memorial Day
  • 9 July: Independence Day
  • 15 August: General José de San Martín Memorial Day
  • 27 September: Day of commerce (not an official holiday but all stores are closed)
  • 10 October: Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity
  • 20 November: National Sovereignty Day
  • 8 December: Immaculate Conception Day
  • 25 December: Christmas

Summer holidays for Argentines

Summer holidays or school vacations are in December and January. You can expect more Argentines to travel in that time. Especially in January, it can be crowded in some areas and prices for hotels and Airbnb are higher. Patagonia is one of the hotspots.

Students traveling to Bariloche

Between August and November, many of last year’s high school students are traveling to Bariloche to celebrate their graduation.


My roots in Buenos Aires started as a tourist. After some great adventures in Argentina, I moved in 2017 to the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. I felt a need for correct and honest information for tourists. That's why I love to write to you. Sharing my discoveries in Buenos Aires. I hope you enjoy the city as much as I do! Buenos Aires ❤️

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