Holidays Celebrated In Chile  

Holidays are part and parcel of any country. People use these days to celebrate, spend time with their families, fulfill their religious duties and also their duty towards their country.

So, just like any other country, Chile also has its share of holidays that are celebrated with fun, revelry and laughter. People take this time to enjoy and relax.There are many holidays celebrated in Chile right through the year. Some of the holidays are a result of the country's history and past, while the others are due to Catholicism and religious celebrations. Here is a list of holidays celebrated in Chile.

Holidays Celebrated In Chile:

  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • March or April: Easter and Holy Week. This holiday also includes Good Friday
  • May 1: Labor Day or Day of the Worker
  • May 21: Navy Day when the naval battle of Iquique and other victories by the Chilean navy are celebrated
  • June 29: Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
  • July 16: Fiesta de la Virgin del Carmen
  • August 15: Assumption of Mary
  • September 18: Independence Day, but the official proclamation of independence was on February 12, 1818
  • September 19: Armed Forces Day
  • October 12: Columbus Day, which celebrates the arrival of Columbus to the Americas
  • October 31: Reformation Day
  • November 1: All Saints Day
  • December 8: Immaculate Conception
  • mid-December: A public holiday is declared to allow voting for the presidential election to take place. This only occurs in the year when the election is being held.
  • December 25: Christmas Day

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