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Chile Declares September 17 Public Holiday

Source: Diario Oficial De La Republica De Chile (Santiago)
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2004

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.

The Law 19.973 also changes the status of the public holidays of January 1st, September 18, and December 25, into "feriados obligatorios e irrenunciables" which means that stores and shopping malls will no longer be able to open on these 3 public holidays.

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