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Chilean Bill To Extend September Public Holidays

Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile)
Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012


Chilean member of Parliament, Ricardo Rincón (DC), has introduced legislation to further extend the September "Fiestas Patrias" annual non-working public holidays in Chile.

Five years ago (2007-09-12), the Labour code of Chile was amended by adding a 3rd sub-paragraph to Article 35, automatically making September 17 a public holiday when it falls on a Monday, and automatically making September 20 a public holiday when it falls on a Friday, and 2 years ago (2010-07-19), Chilean President, Sebastián Piñera, signed into law Law 20.450 which declared Friday and Monday, September 17 and 20, 2010, as additional public holidays.

In the aforementioned current proposed legislation, September 17 would be a non-working public holiday whenever September 18 and 19 both fall on a weekend. Additionally, January 2 would be declared a non-working public holiday, whenever it fell on a Monday.


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