It seems we have skipped this year's thread on Argentinian holidays.
You can find the official dates here: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/i…/feriados-nacionales-2023
Besides those, there are some extra holidays for students and public offices (like the Thursday before Easter)
Today it was Labor's day and even supermarkets were closed. PedidosYa (delivery app) was not working, and most restaurants were shown as closed or with delivery unavailable. Even the cartoneros didn't come collect cardboards from the street, which was good for me as I needed some cardboard boxes.
Tonight I wanted to order ice cream, so I turned to the Instagram page of a nearby store, chatted with them on Whatsapp and managed to place an order. However, it was more expensive than ordering from the app. I should add that on the app they don't have all flavors available, so perhaps they don't list expensive flavors and are able to offer a lower price.
It still baffles me how some restaurants are more expensive if you order from them directly vs. the app. It happens with the Mumbai Indian restaurant, and this time it happened with Tienta Helados. The 1/4 kg is $990 on Pedidosya, and $1300 on Whatsapp. WTF?!
I didn't ask about the price before ordering, as I would have never thought it could cost more than on the app - the app takes 30% of each sale...
In Italy, larger supermarkets and store are open on May 1st. They are closed only on Christmas and Easter.
Overview Holidays in Argentina 2023
- 1 January: New Year’s day
- 28 February: Carnaval
- 1 March: Carnaval
- 24 March: Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice
- 2 April: Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Falklands War
- 15 April: Good Friday
- 1 May: Labour Day
- 25 May: May Revolution
- 17 June: Anniversary of the Passing of General Martín Miguel de Güemes
- 20 June: General Manuel Belgrano Memorial Day
- 9 July: Independence Day
- 15 August: General José de San Martín Memorial Day
- 27 September: Day of commerce (not an official holiday but all stores are closed)
- 10 October: Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity
- 20 November: National Sovereignty Day
- 8 December: Immaculate Conception Day
- 25 December: Christmas