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This Sunday, May 1, a new Labor Daywhich is considered immovable holiday in the Argentine Republic, which is why will not move to Monday May 2 to establish a long weekend.

What holidays are left in 2022?

Holidays in the middle of the year

  • May 18 (National Census)

  • May 25 (Day of the May Revolution).

  • June 20 (Passage to the Immortality of General Manuel Belgrano).

  • July 9 (Independence Day).

The end of the year holidays

December 8 (Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary) and December 25 (Christmas).

Transferable holidays

  • The one on June 17 (Paso a la Immortalidad del General Don Martín Miguel de Güemes) will be held on the same Friday (it cannot be moved to the following Monday because it coincides with June 20).

  • On August 17 (Passage to the Immortality of General. José de San Martín) will be celebrated on August 15.

  • October 12 (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) will be celebrated on October 10.

Bridge holidays or for tourist purposes

Regarding holidays for tourist purposes, the decree established as dates on October 7, November 21 and December 9.

extra long weekends

In this way, next year there will be four long weekends, four days each, which will contribute to boosting getaways and, with them, the reactivation of tourist activity.

  • From Friday 17 to Monday 20 June.

  • From Friday 7 to Monday 10 October.

  • From Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 December.

Why is May 1 Labor Day?

On May 1, 1886, a group of workers from the city of Chicago began a strike demanding an eight-hour work day.. Around half a million workers spoke out for four days throughout the country in more than 5,000 strike points.

Three years later, at a Congress in Paris where the Second International was being held—a workers’ organization made up of socialist and labor parties—May 1 was instituted as the International Workers Dayin memory of the extensive mobilization of Chicago in 1886 and the trade unionists executed in one of the crackdowns known as the Haymarket Riot.

In Argentina the date was celebrated for the first time in 1890. Since then, events and demonstrations have been held every year to commemorate the struggles and rights achieved by all working sectors.

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