Bank Workers’ Day in Argentina Date in the current year: November 6, 2018

Bank Workers’ Day in Argentina Bank Workers’ Day (Día del Trabajador Bancario or Día del Empleado Bancario) in Argentina is celebrated on November 6. All the country’s banks and stock exchanges are closed on this day because their employees receive an extra day off on the occasion of their professional holiday.

Bank Workers’ Day in Argentina was created to commemorate the establishment of the Banking Association of Argentina. On November 6, 1924 Argentine bank workers went on a strike to support the reduction of the 12-hour workday. This day is considered the day of the foundation of the Banking Association (Asociación Bancaria), Argentina’s national trade union of bank employees. The Association gained an official status in 1932 and has since become one of the largest trade unions in Argentina.

Today, the banking sector in Argentina is dominated by state banks. The country’s largest bank is the Bank of the Argentine Nation (Banco de la Nación Argentina) founded in 1891. As of December 2011, it maintained over 600 branches throughout the country. However, it is the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (Banco Central de la República Argentina) that is responsible for the issuance of the currency.

On the occasion of Bank Workers’ Day, all financial institutions are closed in Argentina. In addition, distinguished employees receive bonuses in honor of their professional holiday.

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Professional Days

Country

Argentina

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Bank Workers’ Day, holidays in Argentina, professional holidays, Banking Association