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Carnival / Shrove Tuesday in Uruguay

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period in many Christian churches. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

Is Carnival / Shrove Tuesday a Public Holiday?

Carnival / Shrove Tuesday is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.

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About Carnival / Shrove Tuesday

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Carnival / Shrove Tuesday Observances

Note: These holidays do not entail mandatory paid leave, so businesses are usually open. However, banks and government offices may be closed.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015TueFeb 17Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday
2016TueFeb 9Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday
2017TueFeb 28Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday
2018TueFeb 13Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday
2019TueMar 5Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday
2020TueFeb 25Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday
2021TueFeb 16Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday
2022TueMar 1Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday
2023TueFeb 21Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday
2024TueFeb 13Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday
2025TueMar 4Carnival / Shrove TuesdayBank / working holiday

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