Spring Day (Argentina)

Spring Day (Argentina)

Spring Day is an informal holiday in Argentina, celebrated on 21 September, the conventional date of the beginning of spring (one or two days before the actual spring equinox).

Though this is not a work-free public holiday, it coincides with Student's Day, which is a no-school day for students on all the levels of the education system. The holiday is therefore mostly observed and dominated by teenagers and young adults, which massively take on public parks, beaches and other outdoor venues in the larger cities, and enjoy sports or picnics.

Local administrations usually offer the public a number of entertainment shows, such as free rock concerts. In later years security operations have been staged to avoid incidents such as fights and vandalism, as well as controls to curb the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Press coverage

* Clarín (Buenos Aires), 21 September 2006. [http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/09/21/um/m-01275583.htm "Miles de adolescentes festejaron en Día de la Primavera en los principales parques de la Ciudad"] .
* La Voz del Interior (Córdoba), 22 September 2006. [http://www.lavozdelinterior.com.ar/06/09/22/secciones/sociedad/nota.asp?nota_id=1651 "Mucha fiesta, mucha música y nada de lío"] .
* La Capital (Rosario), 22 September 2006. [http://www.lacapital.com.ar/2006/09/22/ciudad/noticia_328319.shtml " El festejo joven se adueñó de la costa por la primavera"] .
* Diario UNO (Mendoza), 22 September 2006. [http://www.diariouno.net.ar/2006/09/22/nota125176.html "Rock en el Parque Cívico, el mayor imán primaveral"] .

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