Monday, November 28, 2016

Buenos Aires Holidays: National Sovereignty Day

It's not every day you celebrate losing a battle. However, that's exactly what we're doing today! As one of the more recent national holidays (since 2010), today commemorates the heavy losses suffered by the Anglo-French navy in the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado. It ended up bringing them to the bargaining table that ended in a peace treaty.

This holiday is celebrated similarly to Memorial day in the US. Generally with spending time outdoors in the newly nice weather and grilling.

It's a conveniently timed holiday for the Americans at Post, as it turns the 4-day weekend of Thanksgiving into a 5 day weekend (with one day of leave for Friday). Can't argue with that. Interestingly, Argentina's holidays in general appear to compliment well with the American holidays, leading to many free 4 day weekends.

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