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Argentina Revolution Day

Argentina Revolution Day is also known as May Revolution Day or Dia de la Revolucion de Mayo. May Week, remembering May 18 to 25, 1810, observes the sequence of political happenings that triggered the May Revolution and ultimately helped Argentina achieve its independence from Spain.

Argentina Revolution Day is a major public holiday in Argentina. It is celebrated on May 25 of every year. The event is observed to commemorate the special events that took place in the history of Argentina. These along with other celebrations of the week before this day are collectively described as the May Week (Semana de Mayo).

Argentina Revolution Day Celebrations


Revolution Day is observed throughout the Argentine Republic. The day is also known as Dia de la Revolucion de Mayo and it commemorates the famous May Revolution of 1810. It is also termed as National Day since it marks the bicentenary of the first national government in Argentina after achieving independence from the Spanish rulers. With a feeling of harmony and self-respect, Argentina observes the Revolution Day with music, colorful march pasts, and traditional cuisines in every territory. Majority of public transportation means are available free of cost during the occasion for those who want to watch the revelries. Starting at twelve noon and happening till late evening, the Revolution Day is rightly wrapped up with the National Anthem. It is mandatory for Government representatives to be present at the festivities and deliver speeches. Special services are conducted at the Church in succession and plays are staged in the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires, the capital.

Background


Argentina Revolution Day is observed on May 25 every year. This event is regarded a public holiday in commemoration of all the events and major incidents in the history of Argentina leading to the May Revolution and the eventual independence of the country. The May Revolution was the initial step towards freedom.

May Revolution was a succession of historical and societal happenings that occurred in Buenos Aires, which resulted in the creation of the oldest non-Spanish government in the nation. No infringement took place during this rebellion since the people who participated in it were high middle-class or high society citizens. As a result, a self-governing administration was established in the country on May 25, 1810 or Revolution Day. In this way, it indicated the close of Spain's dominance on Buenos Aires.

In spite of the fact that it was planned as a proof of allegiance to the Spanish monarch, the Revolution essentially triggered the course of independence for the country. Ferdinand VII was reinstated in 1814, however by that time Argentina had tasted too much of Spanish dominance. In 1811, Paraguay had achieved its independence. On July 9, 1816, Argentina officially announced its liberation from Spanish settlers. Under the able guidance of Jose de San Martin, the country defied Spain's endeavors to recapture it.

The May Revolution, which occurred on May 25, 1810 in Buenos Aires, was the final in a succession of political happenings that led to the establishment of the first national government in the country not dominated by Spain. The revolution was free from hostility, nevertheless it is known as a revolution since it brought a significant transformation in Argentina despite the fact it only occurred in Buenos Aires. Argentina Revolution Day features various social and traditional contributions.



Last Updated on: May 12, 2017