After reading all the information that Dennis had uploaded about the
Firstly, there is one important thing to mention and it´s that in our country we have plenty of holidays. Besides Easter, Christmas and New Year´s Eve, we have quite a lot of the so called “patriotic dates”...Actually, we have one per month (!!!). All these dates had been selected by the national government during the XIX century wihtin a “nationalistic trend”...in other words, there was an aim to achieve and this was to generate a sort of “national identity” among the population.
In a chronological order, the 25th of May has the leading role and during this day we remember a very important event of our history which was the “May Revolution”, in
However, 25th of May and 9th of July are only two important dates whithin a long list of celebrations...(If I keep on telling you the story of each day, this comment will turn to such a boring one !!!! I´ll just mention some other days…) We also have a “Flag Day” on the 20th of June, 17th of August “San Martin´s Day” (this man was a very important army leader who was also involved in many other southamerican countries´ independence) and 12th of October, “The discovernment of America” by Cristopher Columbus.
More recently established are the 24th of March (installation of the last dictatorship in
(I dont know if I´ve missed any...) Anyway, it cannot be said that we do not celebrate our national History...hahaha.....Apart of all these days, during the last decades, we`ve “importing” foreign celebrations such as “St. Valentine`s”, “Halloween” and “St. Patrick”, as well.....Globalization effects, perhaps…But this is another story..!!
That´s all for now people....
All the best,