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Battle of Las Piedras Day Uruguay
18-18 May
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The Battle of Las Piedras day May 18th in Uruguay remembers the history of Uruguayan leader Jose Artigas leading patriot forces to victory against Spain. History states The Battle of Las Piedras  was a significant step towards Independence for Uruguay.

A national holiday day now celebrates this battle and the history surrounding the victory. The famous line Clemencia para los Vencidos, meaning Mercy on the Vanquished was pronounced by Artigas referring to the Spanish and prisoners, which included his own nephew. Historians believe this battle was crucial for the survival of the revolution in Uraguay and Argentina.

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