National Sovereignty Day

Image of Juan Manuel de Rosas used during the 2010 celebration of the Day of National Sovereignty.

National public holiday of Argentina, celebrated during 20.

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Battle of Vuelta de Obligado

The naval Battle of Vuelta de Obligado took place on the waters of the Paraná River on 20 November 1845, between the Argentine Confederation, under the leadership of Juan Manuel de Rosas, and a combined Anglo-French fleet.

The Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, as depicted by
François Pierre Barry
Plan of the battle
British and French boats assaulting the chain line at Obligado
Chain links and ammunition used by the Argentine forces during the battle

The Battle of Obligado is remembered in Argentina on 20 November, which was declared a "Day of National Sovereignty" in 1974, and became a national holiday in 2010.

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National Sovereignty Day (Argentina)


Eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars, the fourth and last of four months to have a length of 30 days and the fifth and last of five months to have a length of fewer than 31 days.

Thanksgiving is celebrated in November

Day of National Sovereignty (Argentina)

Military parade

Formation of soldiers whose movement is restricted by close-order manoeuvering known as drilling or marching.

Parade at the Victory Day (Zafer Bayramı) in Istanbul
United States Presidential Inaugural Parade held in Washington D.C.
A marching contingent during the Republic Day Parade from India Gate, in New Delhi
Saint-Cyr cadets at the Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Élysées
Carabinieri Cavalry Regiment at the military parade of Festa della Repubblica 2007
A military parade in Cairo, 1955
A military parade in Morocco, 1960
Parade during Defender of the Fatherland Day in Nur-Sultan.
Queen's Birthday Parade, Hamilton, Bermuda, 2000.
Cadets parade in Donetsk, Ukraine.
A parade of tanks of the ČSLA in Prague on Victory Day, 9 May 1985.
The Nyland Brigade (Uudenmaan prikaati) at the 2014 Festival Parade of the Finnish Defense Forces on the Valtakatu street in Lappeenranta, Finland
Bundeswehr personnel on the Nürburgring.
25th March military parade in Greece
A spectacular overview of the 55th Republic Day Parade from India Gate in New Delhi
A Polish Air Force ceremonial guard during the Armed Forces Day parade.
The N. G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy, led by Captain Anatoliy Karpenko, during a parade on Leningrad's Palace Square in 1983.
A Russian Armed Forces Honour Parade on Red Square in November 2018.
A Victory Day Parade in Victory Park, Dushanbe.
The Serbian Guards Unit during the Belgrade Military Parade.
The troops of the Household Division during the 2017 Trooping the Colour
President George H. W. Bush greeting Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. on the parade route.
Cadets of the Bolivarian Military University of Venezuela in their unique slow march in a military parade
Victory Day parade in Zagreb 2015, on 20 anniversary of its victorious Operation Storm.

November 20 - National Sovereignty Day

Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata

Five-year-long naval blockade imposed by France and Britain on the Argentine Confederation ruled by Juan Manuel de Rosas.

The Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, as depicted by François Pierre Barry
French and British ships breaking the chains in Obligado.
Battle of Vuelta de Obligado
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during the celebrations of the Day of National Sovereignty.

A recent example of this conflicting viewpoints took place on 18 November 2010, before the first celebration of the National Sovereignty day (in commemoration of the main battle of the conflict, the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado) as a national holiday.