Student's Day: are there classes in the province of Buenos Aires?

In turn, from the National University of La Plata (UNLP) they told this portal that “everything depends autonomously on what each faculty defines.” For example, while Medicine, Dentistry and Natural Sciences decreed a holiday, Exact Sciences confirmed that the activities will continue their normal course.

The Guillermo Brown National University (UNaB), for his part, he decreed academic leave, so no classes will be held. “The rest of the activities of the university will continue with their usual operation,” they clarified through their social networks.

On University of Flores, which has one of its institutions in the Buenos Aires city of San Miguel, there will be no activity either. “Academic and administrative leave is established in all our headquarters,” they said.

In turn, from the National University of the West (UNO), located in San Antonio de Padua, they confirmed to this portal that there will be no classes in their faculties during the day tomorrow.

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Student Day holidays are decreed in secondary schools

Why is it celebrated on September 21

Although it is usually automatically associated with the arrival of spring, every September 21st Student’s Day is celebrated for another reason: coincides with the date on which the remains of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento were repatriated in 1988, after having died days ago in Paraguay.

The proposal arose from the student center of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters in 1902 and spread to other academic units over the years, to transcend the university environment.

The politician, intellectual and teacher baptized as “the father of the classroom” for his educational work died in Asunción due to cardiovascular and bronchial insufficiency. His doctor had advised him to stay away from the cold of Buenos Aires to preserve his health.


Student's Day is commemorated in honor of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Student’s Day is commemorated in honor of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

In addition to Student Day, other commemorations take place on September 21:

  • Photographer’s Day: It is celebrated in several Latin American countries and the realization of the first historically documented daguerreotype is commemorated in 1839, an invention that was a precursor to modern photography.
  • International Day of Peace: The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed, in 1981, that the opening day of its regular session in September would be “officially proclaimed and observed as the International Day of Peace, and dedicated to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace in every nation and every people and among themselves ”.
  • Healing Day: On September 21, 1941, the Social Work of the Argentine Health Workers Association was founded, an institution that proposed to celebrate this day in memory of the first meeting of the sanatorium staff held in 1935.
  • Plastic Artist Day: linked to Spring and Student Day, it represents a celebration of creativity, development and innovation.
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