Source:Departamento de Prensa (Senado República de Chile)
Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: September 5, 2021
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.
Earlier this month (2010-06-02), Chile's lower house of Parliament passed 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.
The origin of the aforementioned bill dates from a year ago (2009-05-29), when a group of Chilean parliamentarians from the UDI, PPD, as well as some independents, introduced legislation (Boletín 6483-17) that would make Friday, September 17, and Monday, September 20, 2010, one-off public holidays, to compensate the fact that, in 2010, Chile is celebrating its bicentennial, and that this year's 2-day annual fiestas patrias (September 18-19) fall on a Saturday and a Sunday.
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