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Uruguay Independence Day

This national holiday commemorates the declaration of independence of Uruguay 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. More...
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HAPPY NATIONAL DAY URUGUAYOS!!

The first European presence in Uruguay can be dated back to 1516, when the Spanish discovered the land. The resistance by the local tribes, and the absence of gold and silver limited European interest in the region during the 16th and 17th centuries. By the late 17th and the early 18th century, the Spanish interest grew in the region. The Spanish founded the city of Montevideo (present day capital and chief port city of modern day Uruguay) in 1726 to prevent Portuguese expansion.Montevideo soon became a military stronghold, and a commercial center competing with Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital. Uruguay became a Spanish colony in 1777.

In 1811, under the leadership of Jose Gervasio Artigas, Uruguay launched a successful revolt against Spain. The Spanish surrendered in 1814. At the same time Artigas captured Montevideo for Uruguay. The victory, however, was short lived as the Portuguese launched an offensive in 1816 on this newly liberated territory then known as the Banda Oriental del Uruguay (Eastern Shore of Uruguay). Numerous revolts took place between 1821 and 1825 under the leadership of Juan Antonio Lavalleja. On August 25, 1825, the representatives of Banda Orientals, declared their independence. Thus, the sovereign state of Uruguay was born. The Independence Day is celebrated to honor the memory of this victory.

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Congrats Uruguay!
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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 25 August 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.


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& Congratulations again, Uruguay!
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Shame on you, Portugal.
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