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Chile Rules-Out January 16 Public Holiday

Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso)
Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Most recent follow-up news item: January 4, 2018

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.

Last month (2017-11-08), Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) approved by a vote of 84 to 4, with 14 abstentions, the declaration of January 17 and 18, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Chile, to apply to the region of La Araucanía (January 17) and to the region of Tarapacá (January 18), thus amending the list of official non-working public holidays in Chile for the calendar year 2018, as announced earlier this year (2017-01-02).

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