when is the first long weekend of the year

There are only 14 days left for the first of the four long weekends that Argentina will have in 2022.

It will arrive on the occasion of Carnival, a celebration prior to Christian Lent, and it will be the right time to travel as a family, since the weekend of Saturday February 26, Sunday 27 joins the holidays of Monday 28 and Tuesday 1 March.



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They foresee a record occupation for the Carnival holiday in various destinations throughout the country

In Argentina, carnival holidays were declared in the 1950s, which in 1976 were abolished by the military dictatorship. A 2010 decree re-established carnival as a national holiday by decree of then-president Cristina Kirchner to “generate a tourist movement towards the different destinations of our country, with the consequent economic benefit for local economies”.

In 2021, The main tourist destinations in the country had a massive influx of travelers for the long weekend of Carnival, with more than three million people traveling through Argentina during this long weekend of Carnival. 75 percent of the tourist flow was between the provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Río Negro and Neuquén.



In 2021, the main tourist destinations in the country had a massive influx of travelers for the long weekend of Carnival, with more than three million people traveling through Argentina


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In 2021, the main tourist destinations in the country had a massive influx of travelers for the long weekend of Carnival, with more than three million people traveling through Argentina

For the next long weekend, the Atlantic Coast of Buenos Aires, Patagonia and the province have reserves that exceed 90%.

“The Carnival weekend is going to be full, it makes us very happy because tourism is a sector that we take great care of during the worst of the pandemic and now we are seeing the fruits of all that work done.tourism is being one of the engines of the recovery of employment and the national economy”, The Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Nation, Matías Lammens, told PROFILE.






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“For twenty years the carnival, originally a pagan festival of agricultural fertility and then, since the Middle Ages, incorporated into Christianity, was considered a national holiday until 1976 when it was eliminated from the holiday calendar,” Cristina Kirchner’s decree recalled. .

“For twenty years the carnival, originally a pagan festival of agricultural fertility and then, since the Middle Ages, incorporated into Christianity, was considered a national holiday until 1976, when it was eliminated from the holiday calendar,” the decree recalled.

The establishment of the holiday was due, as explained, to the fact that the Carnival “It is one of the most genuine manifestations of the different cultures that inhabit our vast territory that encourages participation and the transmission of the values ​​that identify uswhile allowing social and cultural integration in a kind of religious syncretism that expresses the fusion of the different peoples that inhabit our Nation”.

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What are the immovable holidays of 2022

  • February 28 and March 1 (Carnival Holidays)
  • March 24 (National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice)
  • April 2 (Day of the Veteran and the Fallen in the Malvinas War)
  • April 15 (Good Friday)
  • May 1st (Labor Day)
  • May 18 (National Census 2022)
  • May 25 (Day of the May Revolution)
  • June 20 (Passage to the Immortality of General Manuel Belgrano)
  • July 9 (Independence Day),
  • December 8 (Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary)
  • 25th December, Christmas).

Transferable holidays and for tourist purposes in 2022

  • June 17 (Passage to the Immortality of 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).
  • Meanwhile, 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.
  • As for holidays for tourism purposes, the decree established October 7, November 21 and December 9 as dates.

With this schedule, there will be four long weekends -of four days each- during the year: the first will be from Saturday February 26 to Tuesday March 1; the second from Friday 17 to Monday 20 June; the third from Friday 7 to Monday 10 October; and finally the fourth from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 Decemberwith which it is expected to contribute to the reactivation of tourist activity.

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