[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 197th anniversary of establishment of Independence Day in Uruguay (August 25, 1825 – August 25, 2022)

25-08-2022

(Worldkings.org) Known as 'Día de la Independencia', this public holiday in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay is always celebrated on August 25th. It is Uruguay's National Day and marks Uruguay's independence from Brazil in 1825.

 

 

History of Uruguay Independence Day

The region now known as Uruguay lay on the Eastern bank ('Banda Oriental') of the River Plate and had passed through English, Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian control in a short period at the start of the nineteenth century.

When Brazil gained its independence from Portugal in 1822., Banda Oriental had become a province of Brazil.

On August 25th 1825, following a short period of rebellion, Uruguay declared its independence from Brazil.

 

 

This instigated the Argentina- Brazil War. The conflict lasted until August 1828, when the British negotiated a resolution that led to Brazil recognising Uruguay's independence.

To mark the holiday, various patriotic ceremonies take place in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.

Other events:

- 485th  anniversary of establishment of Honourable Artillery Company (August 25, 1537 – August 25, 2022)

- 112th  anniversary of establishment of  Yellow Cab Company (August 25, 1910 – August 25, 2022)

According to officeholidays.com


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