The following are public holidays in Uruguay.
|Date||English name||Spanish name||Remarks|
|January 1||New Year's Day||Año Nuevo|
|January 6||Children's Day||Día de los Niños||In place of Epiphany (Día de Reyes).|
|moveable in late February or early March||Carnival||Carnaval|
|moveable in late March or early April||Tourism Week||Semana de Turismo||In place of Christian Holy Week (Semana Santa).|
|April 19||Landing of the 33 Patriots Day||Desembarco de los 33 Orientales|
|May 1||International Workers' Day||Día de los Trabajadores|
|May 18||Battle of Las Piedras||Batalla de las Piedras|
|June 19||Birthday of José Gervasio Artigas||Natalicio de Artigas|
|July 18||Constitution Day||Jura de la Constitución||To commemorate the promulgation of the First Constitution of Uruguay in 1830.|
|August 25||Independence Day||Declaratoria de la Independencia||From the Empire of Brazil in 1825.|
|October 12||Day of the race (Columbus Day)||Día de la Raza|
|November 2||Deceased ones day (All Souls' Day)||Día de los Difuntos|
|December 25||Day of the Family||Día de la Familia||In place of Christmas (Navidad), although it is mostly known as and celebrated by this name instead of the non-religious one.|
Only 5 of these holidays (January 1, May 1, July 18, August 25 and December 25) imply a mandatory paid leave for workers. The remaining holidays are generally observed by schools, public sector offices, banks, and a few private companies.
According to Uruguayan Law 16,805 with modifications of Law 17,414, the holidays declared by law, subject to the commemoration of them, follow the following scheme (whose commemoration as “moveable holidays”):
This will not occur with Carnival and Tourism Week, and corresponding to January 1 and 6, May 1, June 19, July 18, August 25, November 2 and December 25, which will continue watching on the day of the week that may occur, whatever the same.