Holiday Calendar for Argentina
Argentina is known all around the world for their innovative, impulsive, intimate and passionate tango dance. With its exotic gaucho culture, rugged and beautiful terrain, tango dancers in the streets and incredible food and wine, Argentina is a dazzling, exciting country to visit any time of year. The holidays we list here are only a handful of what is actually celebrated.
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2020-2021 year
Sunday 20 June
- Argentina National Flag Day
(Día de la Bandera); Father's Day
(Ñelebrated on the third Sunday of June øò Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Kenya, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, United Kingdom)
Wednesday 20 October
- International Pediatrics Day
(The Day of Pediatrics or Día Internacional de Pediatría was instituted in 1973, during the World Congress of Pediatrics held in Argentina, in commemoration of the founding of Argentine Pediatric Society)
Some argentinean traditions
Ask any Argentine what they think is the most typical Argentine dessert and you are almost guaranteed to learn about the Chocotorta. Chocotorta is as ubiquitous at Argentine kids’ birthdays as tears and temper tantrums are.
The traditional Argentine dish, Milanesa de Napolitana. Breaded and fried beef cutlet topped with prociutto, cheese and tomato sauce. Damn good.
If tango is the soundtrack of Buenos Aires, then it is traditional folklórico that scores the rest of Argentina. And where the countryside collides with the city is at wine-sloshing musical shindigs called peñas.
The most popular type of music is chamamé originally from Corrientes, an area that attracted a lot of European settlers.