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Which is the Latin American country that does not celebrate Christmas?

Hermosillo, Son.- Although one of the most anticipated festivities of the year for both children and adults Christmas I have a country Latin America who does not celebrate

usually Nations that do not celebrate Christmas or other important dates usually characterized by being totalitarian regime Or your religion is different from Catholic.

However, in Latin America more than 100 years ago, a country decided to Democracy remove Christmas from its official calendar and other celebrations religion separate from the state becoming one 100% secular nation, this is the country Uruguay,

Religious days abolished in Uruguay and their counterparts

since 1919in Uruguay It was decided that some of the festivities would not be recognized, however, these days are still celebrated but with other official names. These are:

  • Christmas = family day
  • kings day = children’s day
  • Easter week = tourism week
  • virgin day = beach day

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What is the religion of the people of Uruguay?

With this change, many people wonder What is religion what’s in Uruguay,

according to a study done by the bench research centre Built-in 2014, Uruguay was considered one of the Latin American countries with more people who do not follow any religion,

According to statistics, 37% from Uruguay They have no religion, are divided into:

  • There is no particular religion: 24%
  • they are atheists: 10%
  • They define themselves as agnostics: 3%

it was listed by the bench In form of an “atypical” case Because “in no other Latin American country surveyed do people without religious affiliation reach even 20% of the population”.

as in neighboring countries Argentina, Brazil why paraguay percentage of people who have no religion 11%, 8% y 1% respectively.

Most Followed Religions in Uruguay

On the other hand, the percentage of People who are part of a religion in Uruguay is distributed as follows:

  • Catholic: 42%
  • Protestant: 15%
  • Other Religions: 6%
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