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Chilean Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted

Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso)
Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: September 5, 2021

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.

Earlier this month (2016-12-18), Chile's President, Michelle Bachelet, 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 (2011-12-28 and 2011-12-21), when a similar bill was introduced in the Chilean Senate's Comisión de Gobierno Interior y Regionalización declaring 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.

A week later (2016-12-21), Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) approved that bill sent by President Bachelet, and entered as the Ley 20.983 amending non-working public holidays in Chile.

The aforementioned Ley 20.983 will apply whenever the annual January 1st non-working public holiday of Chile falls on a Sunday or when the September Patriotic holidays fall on a weekend ("Artículo único.- Declárase feriado el día viernes 17 de septiembre, cada vez que el 18 y el 19 de septiembre de aquel año coincidan con sábado y domingo, respectivamente. Del mismo modo, al recaer el 1 de enero en día domingo, el lunes 2 siguiente será feriado.").

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