Every year, Argentina Independence Day is celebrated on July 9 to mark the anniversary of Argentina's declaration of independence from Spanish rule, which took place on July 9, 1816. The declaration was made at the Congress of Tucumán, marking the beginning of Argentina's journey as a sovereign nation. Like much of Latin America, Argentina was under Spanish colonial rule from the 16th century until the early 19th century. The path to independence began with the May Revolution in 1810, which set the stage for the declaration of independence of Argentina. On Argentina Independence Day 2024, let’s know more about the history and significance of the day. July 2024 Festivals, Events and Holidays Calendar: Complete List of Important National and International Days and Dates in July. 

Argentina Independence Day 2024 Date

Argentina Independence Day 2024 is celebrated on July 9.

Argentina Independence Day History

Argentina Independence Day marks the commemoration of the signing of the Argentine Declaration of Independence, on Tuesday, July 9, 1816, in the house of Francisca Bazán de Laguna. In 1941, the building was declared a national heritage site. The decision to become independent was taken by the Congress of Tucumán, which chose the city of San Miguel de Tucumán from the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, which proclaimed the political independence of the country from the Spanish Monarchy and also renounced all foreign domination.

Argentina Independence Day Significance

Argentina's Independence Day is a symbol of national pride and unity, celebrating the country's rich history and cultural heritage. The annual day honours the efforts and sacrifices of those who fought for independence and reflects on the values of freedom and self-determination that continue to shape the nation's identity.

On this day, there are displays of fireworks light up the sky in the evening as part of the festivities. The day honours the efforts and sacrifices of those who fought for independence. Major celebrations are held in Buenos Aires and other cities which include speeches by political leaders, military parades, and flag-raising ceremonies.

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