Uruguay Independence Day

Uruguay Independence Day

August 25
This national holiday commemorates the declaration of independence from Portuguese rule on this day in 1825. By 1828, Uruguay was officially autonomous.
Patriotic ceremonies are held in the capital city of Montevideo, with speeches and the singing of the national anthem.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Uruguay
1913 I St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
202-331-1313; fax: 202-331-8142
www.uruwashi.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 141
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 150
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