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2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jun
  • 24
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  • Chile Mulls Indigenous Peoples Public Holiday

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - President of the Chilean Senate, Jaime Quintana, has sent a letter to the apostolic administrator of Santiago, asking him to consider replacing one of the 8 Catholic public holidays of Chile, with a new annual public holiday in Chile dedicated to the indigenous peoples of Chile.
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Chile July 2 Eclipse Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - The Chilean government has decided not to go along with the proposal by a group of parliamentarians for July 2, 2019, to be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Chile.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Chile Mulls July 2 Eclipse Public Holiday

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - A group of Chilean parliamentarians is pushing for July 2, 2019, to be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Chile, on the day when a good part of the country will experience a total solar eclipse.
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2018

  • Sep
  • 7
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  • Chile Mulls October 5 Public Holiday

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - The Chilean Democracia Cristiana party, has introduced a bill in the Chilean Congress to declare October 5 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Chile.
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Chilean 2020 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno, jointly with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social, has announced the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2020.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Chile 5-Day September Public Holidays

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - The government of Chile has confirmed that the upcoming celebración de las Fiestas Patrias 2018 will encompass 5 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Chile, from September 15 to September 19, 2018, inclusively.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Chile Votes January 16 Public Holiday

    Senado (Valparaiso) - Chile's Senate has voted the Boletín 11544-06 which declares Tuesday, January 16, 2018, as an additional non-working public holiday in Chile to coincide with Pope Francis' visit to Santiago, in line with what was done for the following days' visits of Pope Francis to the regions of La Araucanía and Tarapacá.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Chile December 29 Bank Holiday Ruled-Out

    Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (SBIF) - Chile's Banking Association, the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (SBIF) has issued a communique ruling-out the "advancement" of the annual December 31, bank holiday of Chile to Friday, December 29, 2017.
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  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Chile Rules-Out January 16 Public Holiday

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - The Chief of Staff of the Chilean Presidency, Gabriel de la Fuente, has announced that the Government of Chile would not declare Tuesday, January 16, 2018, as an additional non-working public holiday in Chile to coincide with Pope Francis' visit to Santiago, contrary to what was done for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the regions of La Araucanía and Tarapacá.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Chilean 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno, jointly with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social, has announced the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Nov
  • 8
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  • Chile Votes January 17-18 Public Holidays

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved by a vote of 84 for, 4 against and 14 abstentions, the declaration of January 17 and 18, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Chile, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Chile.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Chilean June 24 Public Holiday Bill

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's President, Michelle Bachelet, has announced that she had sent a bill to congress which would create a new annual non-working public holiday in Chile on June 24 to commemorate Chile's native peoples.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Chile 2017 Census Public Holiday Approved

    Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE) - Chile's Senate has approved the declaration of the date of the upcoming National Census, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, as a one-off compulsory public holiday in Chile (feriado irrenunciable), thus making Wednesday, April 19, 2017, an official one-off compulsory public holiday in Chile.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Chile 2017 Census Public Holiday Progress

    Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE) - The Labour Commission of Chile's lower house of Parliament (comisión de Trabajo de la Cámara de Diputados) has approved the declaration of the date of the upcoming National Census, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, as a one-off compulsory public holiday in Chile (feriado irrenunciable).
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Chilean 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno, jointly with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social, has announced the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Chilean Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - The amendments to Chile's public holidays legislation, the recently-voted Ley 20.983, were promulgated last Tuesday and published in Chile's official gazette today.
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Chilean January 2 Public Holiday Voted

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved the bill recently sent by President Bachelet, the Ley 20.983 declaring a "Feriado Adicional de Año Nuevo" which declares January 2 as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Chile.
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  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Chilean January 2 Public Holiday Reboot

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's President, Michelle Bachelet, has announced that she was about to send a bill to congress which would resuscitate the 2011 attempts at declaring January 2 as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Chile.
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  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Chilean 2017 Public Holidays Amended Again

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno has announced another revised version of the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile for the calendar year 2017 ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable"), which it had recently released and amended in conjunction with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Chilean 2016 Public Holidays Amended Again

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno has announced a revised version of the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2016, which it had released last year in conjunction with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social and had already amended once last spring.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Chile Mulls February 12 Public Holiday

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Chilean Senator, Francisco Chahuán, has introduced a bill in the Chilean Senate to declare February 12 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Chile.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Chilean 2016 Public Holidays Amended

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno has announced a revised version of the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2016, which it had released last year in conjunction with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Chilean 2017 Public Holidays Amended

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno has announced a revised version of the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2017, which it had recently released in conjunction with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Chilean 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno, jointly with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social, has announced the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2017.
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2015

  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Chilean 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno has announced the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile for the calendar year 2016.
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2014

  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Chilean 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno has announced the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile for the calendar year 2015.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Chilean Election Day Public Holiday Drive

    Terra Chile (Santiago) - The Chilean union Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT) has called on the government of Chile to declare Sunday, December 15, 2013, the date of the presidential election second round as a compulsory non-working public holiday (feriado irrenunciable) throughout Chile.
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Chilean September 11 Public Holiday Bill

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - The Human Rights Commission of Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved a bill which would declare September 11 as a new annual public holiday commemorating the victims of the 27-year Pinochet dictatorship.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Chilean Religious Public Holiday Bill

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Two Chilean members of Parliament, Osvaldo Andrade (PS) and Tucapel Jiménez (PPD), have introduced a bill in the lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) to eliminate 4 religious annual non-working public holiday in Chile.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Chilean Election Day Public Holiday Status

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - A group of Chilean members of Parliament have called for legislation that would make the election day public holiday a compulsory one (feriado irrenunciable).
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  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Chilean January and September Public Holidays Extended

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - In a surprisingly swift manner, the lower house of the Chilean parliament (Cámara de Diputados) overwhelmingly passed (61 to 3 with 5 abstentions) the public holidays amendment bill recently-introduced by Chilean member of Parliament, Ricardo Rincón (DC).
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Chilean Bill To Extend September Public Holidays

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Chilean member of Parliament, Ricardo Rincón (DC), has introduced legislation to further extend the September "Fiestas Patrias" annual non-working public holidays in Chile.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Chilean Public Holiday Bill For September 11

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Chile's Communist Party has introduced a bill in the lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) to declare September 11 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Chile.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Chilean Public Holidays September 17-19

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's ministro secretario general de Gobierno, Andrés Chadwick, has confirmed that Monday, September 17, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Chile to link the annual public holidays of September 18 and 19 with the previous weekend.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Chile Votes New July Public Holiday

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved a bill which would add a fifth "irrenunciable" non-working public holiday to be observed on the last Sunday of July to commemorate family day (Día de las Familias).
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2011

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Chilean January 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso) - Chile's Minister of Labor, Evelyn Matthei, has announced that the government of Chile will reject the declaration of an additional one-off public holiday on Monday, January 2, 2012, as per the bill recently introduced in the Chilean Senate to compensate the fact that the upcoming New Year's Day public holiday falls on a Sunday.
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Chilean January 2 Public Holiday Bill

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - A bill has been introduced in the Chilean Senate's Comisión de Gobierno Interior y Regionalización which would declare Monday, January 2, 2012, as a one-off public holiday to compensate the fact that the upcoming New Year's Day public holiday falls on a Sunday.
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  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Chilean Congress Considers July 4 Holiday

    Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile) - A bill has been introduced in the Chilean lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) to declare July 4 an annual holiday commemorating the first sitting of Chile's Congress in 1811.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Chile Rules-Out 2012 Census Public Holiday

    Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE) - Chile's Census Commission (Comisión Nacional Censal) has announced that contrary to what was done on previous occasions, the upcoming 2012 census would not be accompanied by a one-off non-working public holiday in Chile.
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Chilean Senate Approve September 19 Public Holiday Bill

    Senado República de Chile (Valparaíso) - Chile's Senate has in turn approved the recent bill to make the upcoming September 19 public holiday a compulsory non-working day (feriado irrenunciable).
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  • Sep
  • 11
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  • Chilean MPs Approve September 19 Public Holiday Bill

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados (Valparaíso) - Chile's lower house of parliament (la Cámara de Diputados) has approved a recent bill to make the upcoming September 19 public holiday a compulsory non-working day (feriado irrenunciable).
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  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Chile Reviews September 19 Public Holiday

    La Tercera (Santiago) - A group of Chilean parliamentarians has tabled legislation that would turn the upcoming, September 19, public holiday into a "feriado irrenunciable".
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Chilean Bill For Family Day Public Holiday

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados (Valparaíso) - A group of Chilean parliamentarians has tabled legislation that would declare a new annual non-working public holiday (feriado irrenunciable) for the Day of the Family (día de la familia).
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Chilean Legislation Would Create Regional Public Holidays

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados (Valparaíso) - A bill has been introduced in Chile's Parliament which would amend the Constitution to allow the Chilean President to declare regional non-working public holidays in Chile.
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2010

  • Jul
  • 19
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  • Chilean September Public Holidays Signed Into Law

    Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile (Valparaíso) - Chilean President, Sebastián Piñera, has signed into law Law 20.450 which declares finally and officially Friday and Monday, September 17 and 20, 2010, as additional public holidays.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Chilean Bicentennial Public Holidays Officialized

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados (Valparaíso) - Chile's Chamber of Deputies has approved the amended Bicentennial Public Holidays Bill recently approved by the Senate, thus making the official declaration of September 17 and 20, 2010, as public holidays, a virtual certainty.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Chilean Senate Votes Double Bicentennial Public Holidays

    Departamento de Prensa (Senado República de Chile) - Following the recent recommendation of its Comisión de Gobierno, the Chilean Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would declare 2 additional public holidays; on Friday, September 17, and Monday, September 20, 2010.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Chilean Bicentennial Public Holidays Update

    Departamento de Prensa (Senado República de Chile) - The Comisión de Gobierno of Chile's Senate has approved, by a vote of 4 to 1, an earlier bill passed by the Cámara de Diputados (Chile's lower house of Parliament) which would declare both Friday and Monday, September 17 and 20, 2010, as one-off public holidays on account of this year's Chilean Bicentennial.
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • Chilean Chamber of Deputies Approves September Public Holidays

    La Segunda (Santiago) - Chile's lower house of Parliament (La Cámara de Diputados) has passed, by a vote of 55-48 (and 2 abstentions), a modified version of a bill (Boletin 6919-06) that would declare September 17 and September 20, 2010, as additional public holidays to coincide with the upcoming Chilean Bicentennial.
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  • May
  • 13
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  • Chile Switches To September 17 Bicentennial Public Holiday

    Cámara de Diputados de Chile (Santiago) - The Comisión de Gobierno Interior de la Cámara de Diputados of Chile's Congress has approved a bill submitted by DC parliamentarian Ricardo Rincón (Boletín 6929-06) which would declare Friday, September 17, 2010, as a one-off public holiday, instead of the recently proposed date of Monday, September 20, 2010.
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  • May
  • 4
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  • Chile Opts For September 20 Bicentennial Public Holiday

    La Segunda (Santiago) - Chile's President, Sebastián Piñera, has announced that he had sent a bill (Boletín 6919-06) to Chile's Congress to make Monday, September 20, 2010, a one-off public holiday in Chile, to compensate the fact that this year's 2-day annual Independence public holidays fall on a Saturday and a Sunday.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Chile Bicentennial Public Holidays Update

    La Segunda (Santiago) - The recently nominated executive secretary of Chile's Bicentennial committee, Julio Dittborn, has announced that his proposal for 2 additional public holidays to mark this year's Chilean bicentennial had the approval of many in Congress, as well as that of the new President of Chile.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Chilean Senate Approves December 13 Public Holiday

    La Estrella (Valparaiso) - By a vote of 20 for, and 3 abstentions, Chile's Senate has approved the recent bill that would declare a public holiday on the morning of December 13, 2009.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Chile Considering December 13 Public Holiday

    La Nación (Santiago) - Chile's Parliament is considering an emergency measure that would declare December 13, 2009, the day of the upcoming elections, as a public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Chilean Bill To Cancel October 12 Public Holiday

    La Tercera (Santiago) - A bill was introduced in Chile's Senate by senators Jaime Naranjo and Jaime Gazmuri, that would eliminate Chile's October 12 public holiday and replace it with a June 24 public holiday to coincide with the Mapuche Indian new year (We Tripantu) and to be called the "Día de los Pueblos Originarios".
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Chile Retail Sector To Observe September 19 Public Holiday

    Diario Financiero Online (Santiago) - The chamber of commerce of Chile's capital, the Cámara de Comercio de Santiago (CCS), has announced that most shops in the metropolitan area would remain closed on Saturday, September 19, 2009.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Chilean Bill Would Make September 17 Public Holiday Permanent

    La Segunda (Santiago) - Chile's Congress is to consider a bill by deputy Cristián Nicolás Monckeberg, that would make September 17th an annual public holiday, beginning with next year's bicentennial celebrations.
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Chile Election Day No Longer A Public Holiday

    Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (Santiago de Chile) - Chile's Senate has approved a bill which will move the date of the upcoming Presidential elections (and associated public holiday) from Friday, December 11, to Sunday December 13, 2009.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Chile Considering September 17-20 Public Holidays in 2010

    Chile.com (Santiago) - A group of Chilean parliamentarians, from the UDI, PPD, as well as some independents, has introduced legislation that would make Friday, September 17, and Monday, September 20, 2010, one-off non-working public holidays in Chile.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Chile Considering Cancellation Of December 11 Public Holiday

    Radio universidad de Chile (Santiago) - The Chilean President's Deputy Chief of Staff (subsecretario de la Presidencia), Edgardo Riveros, announced that, in the coming days, President Bachelet would send to Parliament a bill that would move from Friday, December 11, to Sunday, December 13, the date of the upcoming elections and of the associated public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Chile Declares December 11 Electoral Public Holiday

    Servicio Electoral (Santiago) - Chile's electoral commission has released the Cronograma Electoral of the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections, confirming the date of Friday, December 11, for the first round of these elections, and that it will be an official public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Chile Considering Moving Year-End Elections

    Radio Infinita (Santiago) - A group of parliamentarians from both sides of the aisle have started discussing the possibility of moving the upcoming Presidential and Legislative Elections from Friday, December 11, to Sunday, December 13, 2009.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Chile Humour Campaign For January 2 Public Holiday

    Cuarta Cibernetica (Santiago) - A group of Chilean creative ad agencies has banded together and created a movement asking the government to declare Friday, January 2, 2009, a bridge public holiday between January 1st and the weekend.
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Chile Reported As Considering Canceling Catholic Public Holidays

    El Mercurio (Santiago) - A recent article in The Economist quotes sources in the Government of Chile as saying that it was considering removing some catholic public holidays related to the Virgin Mary, such as July 16, August 15, and December 8.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Chile Approves New October 31 Public Holiday

    Diario La Tribuna (Santiago) - After almost 2 years of tractations (see our post of November 10, 2006), at noon, yesterday, Chile's President, Michelle Bachelet, signed law 20.299 making October 31st a new annual public holiday to coincide with Reformation Day and to be called "Día Nacional de las Iglesias Evangélicas y Protestantes".
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Chile's President Wants To Exchange October 12 And 31 Public Holidays

    El Mercurio (Santiago) - President Bachelet, through the Presidency's Secretary General, José Antonio Viera-Gallo, has indicated that she would approve the creation of this new public holiday, but that as counterpart, she would insist that the October 12 (día de la Raza) public holiday be canceled.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Chile's Senate To Vote On New October 31 Public Holiday Bill

    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.
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  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Chile To Consider Moving July 16 Public Holiday

    Terra Networks (Valparaíso) - A draft law has been submitted for review to Chile's Comisión de Gobierno Interior which would make the day of the observance of the recently declared Día de la Virgen del Carmen (July 16) move to the following Monday if it occurs on mid-week weekday (as is the case for other public holidays, such as the October 12 public holiday).
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Chile May 2nd Bridge Holiday To Be Generally Observed

    Cambio 21 - Despite last summer's prolonged debate, the May 2nd día sandwich has arrived without any clear-cut decision by the government.
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  • Mar
  • 6
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  • Chile Extends Summertime By Three Weeks

    La Nacion - Chile will extend this year's summertime hours for another three weeks, until March 29, instead of the scheduled date of March 8.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Chile December 31 One-Off Public Holiday Law Unlikely

    Radio Cooperativa - The draft bill proposing to make December 31, 2007, a one-off public holiday is still stuck in commission, and therefore it is almost certain that Monday, December 31, 2007, will be a regular working day in Chile (although banks will have the day off, as was always the case in the past).
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Chile's Día De La Raza Public Holiday Could Be Cancelled Starting In 2008

    Chile.com - A bill will soon be introduced before parliament to cancel the October 12, Día de la Raza, public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Chile's Parliament Approves New Evangelical Public Holiday

    La Segunda - The bill that would make October 31 (Día de las Iglesias Evangélicas, or Reformation Day) a new annual public holiday in Chile, was voted unanimously in the Chamber of Deputies, yesterday.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Chile's New Reformation Day Public Holiday Looking Ever More Likely

    Gran Calama - Deputy Alfonso De Urresti (PS) said that he was certain that the recently proposed law making October 31 a new public holiday would soon be approved by the Senate.
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Chile's Parliamentary Committee Approves October 31 Evangelical Church Public Holiday

    El Mercurio - Earlier today, the Cultural Commission of the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that would create a new annual public holiday on October 31, in honor of the Evangelical Church of Chile.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Chile September 17 Bridge Public Holiday Bill signed Into Law

    El Mostrador - President Bachelet signed into law, bill 20.215 which makes Monday, September 17, 2007, a one-off bridge public holiday in Chile.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Chile September 17 Bridge Public Holiday Approved

    El Mercurio - Yesterday, the working commission of the Senate approved and sent for a final vote today, the law that will make Monday, September 17, 2007, a bridge public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Chile September 17 and December 31 One-Off Public Holidays Update

    El Mercurio - The Senate vote on the law that would make Monday, September 17, 2007, a one-off public holiday, is still in commission, and its vote on the Senate floor is now scheduled for August 27.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Chile September 17 Public Holiday Approved By Chamber Of Deputies

    Díario El Gong - The Chamber of deputies approved the bill to make Monday, September 17, 2007, a one-off public holiday to bridge the gap between the weekend and the annual 2-day Fiesta Patrias of September 18 and 19.
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  • Aug
  • 3
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  • Chile's Parliament To Vote Next Tuesday On September 17 One-Off Public Holiday

    La Segunda - The bill to make Monday, September 17, 2007, a one-off public holiday, will come up for a vote in Parliament on Tuesday, August 7.
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  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Chile May Declare September 17 Bridge Public Holiday

    Radio Cooperativa - A bill has been introduced to make Monday, September 17, 2007, a one-off bridge public holiday in Chile.
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  • Jul
  • 6
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  • Chile: Law Proposed For June 24 Mapuche New Year Public Holiday

    El Mostrador - A bill was introduced in Chile's legislative assembly to make June 24, the indigenous Mapuche New Year, a public holiday throughout Chile.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Chile's Easter Island May Get Its Own Public Holiday

    Mercopress - The Chamber of Deputies of Chile approved a constitutional reform that designates both Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and the Juan Fernández archipelago as special territories.
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Chile Reviewing Status Of 3 Public Holidays

    La Nación - The Chilean government introduced a new law proposal to the Chamber of Deputies, under the reference Boletín N° 4976, concerning the compulsory character (carácter obligatorio e irrenunciable) of New Year (January 1), Independence Day (September 18) and Christmas Day (December 25).
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Chile Considering Removing May 21 From List Of Public Holidays

    Ercilla and La Razón - The Chilean chancellery is investigating the possibility of removing May 21 (Navy Day), from the list of Chile's public holidays, to avoid re-opening old wounds with neighboring Bolivia.
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  • Jan
  • 29
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  • Chile Asked To Declare March 9 Public Holiday

    El Mostrador - A group of prominent Chilean visual artists plans to send a formal request to Parliament, to make March 9 a public holiday to commemorate the disappearance, 93 years ago, of Alejandro Bello Silva.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Chile Officially Replaces Corpus Christi With July 16 Public Holiday

    La Segunda - On January 6, 2007, President Bachelet signed into law N° 20.148 the decree of December 27, 2006, that replaced Corpus Christi, with July 16 (día de la Solemnidad de la Virgen del Carmen) in the list of Chile public holidays.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Chile - No Bank Holiday On December 29

    Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (Santiago) - Facing many questions from the public, the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (SBIF) officially confirmed that Friday December 29, 2006,was not a bank holiday in Chile, and that banks in Chile would open and operate normally.
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  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Chile To Legislate Store Openings On Public Holidays' Eves

    Mundo Posible - Three Chilean deputies (one DC, one PPD, and one independent) and the Confederación Nacional de Trabajadores del Comercio (Confecove) have introduced a bill that would legislate on opening hours before major holidays.
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  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Chile Cancels Corpus Christi Public Holiday

    Senado (República de Chile) - The law, replacing the holiday of Corpus Christi with a new national holiday, on July 16 every year, to celebrate the Virgen del Carmen (Boletines Nos 3379-06 y 3868-06, Refundidos), has just been sent for approval to President Bachelet.
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  • Dec
  • 11
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  • Chile's Pinochet Dies - No National Mourning

    Courier Mail (Santiago) - Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, died at 91 on Sunday, and will not have a state funeral or national mourning.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Chile To Introduce New Protestant Public Holiday

    El Mostrador (Santiago) - Assemblymen of the Democracia Cristiana (DC) party have introduced a law proposal that would establish a special holiday in the honour of evangelical churches.
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  • Aug
  • 23
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  • Chile Considering Replacing Corpus Chisti Public Holiday

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados (Santiago) - The Chilean legislative assembly (Cámara de Diputados) approved an initiative proposed back in 2003, which would make the Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen, which falls on July 16, an official public holiday, in replacement of Corpus Christi.
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2004

  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Chile Declares November 19 APEC Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial De La Republica De Chile (Santiago) - Chile has declared a municipal holiday on Friday, November 19, 2004, in Chile's capital, Santiago, to coincide with the upcoming APEC Summit.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Chile Declares September 17 Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial De La Republica De Chile (Santiago) - After a few weeks of hesitation, Chile finally approved Law 19.973, which declares Friday, September 17, 2004, as a one-off public holiday, as compensation for the fact that this year, the September 18 and 19 public holidays both fall on a weekend.
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2003

  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Chile Adds May 1st Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial De La Republica De Chile (Santiago) - Chile's Labour Code (Codigo del Trabajo) has been amended in its Article 35 by the inclusion of May 1st as an annual public holiday, "Día Nacional del Trabajo".
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2002

  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Chile Declares November 24 Census Public Holiday

    Servicio Electoral (Santiago) - Chile's Electoral Service has announced that Wednesday, April 24, 2002, had been declared a one-off public holiday in Chile, on account of that day's "XVII Censo Nacional de Población y VI de Vivienda" census.
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  • Mar
  • 6
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  • Chile Cancels September Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial De La Republica De Chile (Santiago) - Chile's recently promulgated Law 19.793 abolishes the first Monday in September, "Día de la Unidad Nacional", public holiday, effective immediately.
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Chile Declares Census Public Holidays

    Diario Oficial De La Republica De Chile (Santiago) - Chile has passed law 19.790, "Declara Feriado Legal y Regula los Dias de Realizacion de Censos Oficiales", which makes any future census day an official public holiday in Chile.
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2000

  • Mar
  • 10
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  • Chile Makes 3 Public Holidays Moveable

    Diario Oficial De La Republica De Chile (Santiago) - Almost 10 years after being introduced as a bill in front of the Chilean legislature, the Law 19.668 of March 8, 2000, was signed into law, making 3 current public holidays move to the nearest Monday.
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1999

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Chile Declares Y2K Public Holiday

    Honorable Cámara de Diputados (Santiago) - The government of Chile has signed into law the declaration of Friday, December 31, 1999, as a one-off nationwide public holiday (vigente en todo el territorio nacional).
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1998

  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Chile Switches September Public Holidays

    Diario Oficial de la República de Chile (Santiago) - Law 19.588 of October 28, 1998, has canceled the September 11, "Día de la Liberación Nacional" public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Chile Re-Declares Year-End Bank Holiday

    Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (Santiago) - The recently passed law 19.559 of March 30, 1998, amends the current banking regulations (Ley General de Bancos) by re-introducing an annual year-end bank holiday, "feriado bancario de fin de año", on December 31st.
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1997

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Chile Confirms December 11 Public Holiday

    Servicio Electoral (Santiago) - Chile's Electoral Service has announced that, as per the 1998, Ley 18.700, the date of Thursday, December 11, 1997, had been declared a one-off public holiday in Chile.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Chile Cancels Year-End Bank Holiday

    Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (Santiago) - The recently passed law 19.528 of October 24, 1997, modifies the current banking regulations (Ley General de Bancos) and in particular cancels the annual December 31 bank holiday.
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See also: Chile bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Chile)