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Chile 5-Day September Public Holidays

Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile)
Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2019


The government of Chile has confirmed that the upcoming celebración de las Fiestas Patrias 2018 will encompass 5 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Chile, from September 15 to September 19, 2018, inclusively.

The aforementioned 5 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Chile for the upcoming celebración de las Fiestas Patrias 2018 is based on an amendment to Article 35 of the Labor Code of Chile, passed a decade ago (2007-09-12, 2007-08-28, 2007-08-15, 2007-08-08, 2007-08-03, 2007-07-11), which automatically makes September 17 a public holiday when it falls on a Monday.

In the past, September 17 was also declared as a one-off non-working public holiday when both September 18 and 19 fell on a weekend (2010-07-19, 2010-07-07, 2010-06-30, 2010-06-17, 2010-06-02, 2010-05-13, 2010-03-17, 2009-09-12, 2009-09-04, 2009-05-29 and 2004-09-10), before the rule was formalized 6 years ago in bill introduced by Chilean member of Parliament, Ricardo Rincón (DC), to further extend the September "Fiestas Patrias" annual non-working public holidays in Chile by making September 17 a non-working public holiday when both the 18th and 19th fall on a weekend (2012-11-15 and 2012-10-26).



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