The Day of Memory for Truth and Justice
(in Spanish, Día de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia
) is a public holiday
, commemorating the victims of the military dictatorship known as the National Reorganization Process
. It is held on 24 March
, the anniversary of the coup d'état
that brought the military junta 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. However, it was not implemented as a public national holiday until 2006. The 30th anniversary of the coup was marked by massive demonstrations.