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Chile Announces June Public Holidays Switch

Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso)
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020


Chile's President, Sebastián Piñera, traveling in the region of La Arucanía, with the Chilean Minister of the Interior, Rodrigo Delgado, has announced that he would soon introduce legislation to make Indigenous New Year (We Tripantu), on June 24, a new annual public holiday in Chile ("Vamos a avanzar en un proyecto de ley que va a establecer el 24 de junio, que es el Día Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas, en que se celebra el Año Nuevo, el inicio de la vida.").

As per the aforementioned announcement, the new annual We Tripantu public holiday of Chile, on June 24, would replace the current Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day, observed on June 29 ("vamos a reemplazar el feriado del 29 de junio por el 24 de junio que va a recordar a nuestros pueblos originarios").

This would further amend (2020-04-01) the list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile for the calendar year 2021, as announced last autumn (2019-10-04).

A decade ago (2007-01-11 and 2006-12-13) the Chilean annual public holidays of Corpus Christi, was replaced by a new public holiday on July 16 (Día de la Solemnidad de la Virgen del Carmen), by the Decree N° 20.148, signed by President Bachelet.



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