Day of Veterans and Fallen at the Malvinas War in Argentina (02/04)

Since 2001, April 2 has been celebrated in Argentina as the Day of Veterans and Fallen in the Malvinas War (Día del Veterano y de los Caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas). It is a national day of remembrance dedicated to honoring veterans and commemorating the fallen members of the Argentine army who fought in the Falklands War against the British armed forces.

The Malvinas (Falkland) Islands were captured by Great Britain in 1833. In the 20th century, Argentina decided to reclaim these lands. On April 1, 1982, the Argentines landed on the islands, and at dawn on April 2, the Argentine flag was hoisted over the British military barracks.

In response, the British government broke off diplomatic relations with Argentina and launched a military operation.