Heritage Day in Uruguay
Legislative Palace, Montevideo Uruguay
Heritage day in Uruguay, is celebrated annually in September. Heritage Day was first held in Uruguay in 1995.
was adopted following the experiences of other countries, which was an initiative that helped spread National values
and is organized by the Cultural Heritage Commission,
of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay under the Ministry of Education and Culture
On this day, all Uruguay government
buildings, churches, museums, educational institutions and even private homes that have historic
or architectural interest are open and free to the public for viewing.
While in the beginning the emphasis was on the architectural heritage, with the passage of time began to expand the notion of heritage to include all tangible and intangible that is valued in the collective imagination, from historical monuments to the Uruguayan rhythms
such as Murga
or "marcha camion" which is the basic beat this music.