Source: La Tercera (Santiago)
A year after being voted by the lower house, the bill that would make October 31st a new annual public holiday (día de las Iglesias Evangélicas) in Chile is finally reaching the Senate floor for a vote.
According to Senator Jaime Orpis, all conditions seem to be there for an approbation and signing into law of the bill, before this year's October 31st date.
However, one should remember that the Cultural Commission of the Chamber of Deputies approved a similar bill, a year ago (18-Oct-2007), and that, at that time, the same optimistic pronouncement was made about this new public holiday being effective immediately.
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