Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice

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Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice
Bandera de los Desaparecidos - Día de la Memoria.jpg
Flag with the faces of the Disappeared during a demonstration in Buenos Aires to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 1976 coup in Argentina.
Observed by Argentina
Significance Commemoration of the 1976 Argentine coup d'état
Date March 24
Next time 24 March 2015 (2015-03-24)
Frequency annual

The Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice (Spanish: Día de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia) is a public holiday in Argentina, commemorating the victims of Dirty War. It is held on 24 March, the anniversary of the coup d'état of 1976 that brought the National Reorganization Process to power.

The commemoration was sanctioned as Law 25633 by the Argentine National Congress on 1 August 2002, and promulgated by the Executive Branch on 22 August of the same year.[1] However, it was not implemented as a public national holiday until 2006. The 30th anniversary of the coup was marked by massive demonstrations. [2]

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  1. ^ Argentine Congress, 22 August 2002. Law 25633.
  2. ^ BBC News, 24 March 2006. Argentina marks coup anniversary.

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