Keeping up with the holidays in Argentina is a difficult task.
First, as a foreigner, you’re already at a disadvantage because you did not grow up knowing what days are holidays. Second, they seem to have a lot of holidays (17 now). And third, they keep adding more!
In fact, last year Argentina added five more holidays to the calendar. These included adding several long weekends as a way to boost tourism and adding two days off for Carnaval in March (no word on what the decrease in work days causes on the economy).
The official government list of holidays is available on the Ministry of the Interior’s web site, but since you’re probably not going to go there to check all the time, there’s an easier way to keep track of the Argentine holidays by adding them to your Google Calendar. To do this:
- Open your Google Calendar
- On the lower left side, under “Other Calendars,” click on Add
- Choose Add a friend’s calendar
- It will then ask you for an email address. Enter: [email protected]
- Click Add
That’s it! You’ll now have a new “Diás Festivos de Argentina” on your Google Calendar and can keep up with all the days that Argentines have off of work.