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Chile 5-Day September Public Holidays

Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile)
Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: September 2, 2021


The government of Chile has confirmed that the upcoming celebración de las Fiestas Patrias 2022 will encompass 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Chile, from September 17 to September 19, 2021, inclusively.

The aforementioned 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Chile for the upcoming celebración de las Fiestas Patrias 2021, is in line with the past, when 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).

Eventually, the rule was formalized into a 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).

The September Chilean public holidays are addressed by multiple pieces of legislation, each covering a special case of the 2-day holidays falling on a different weekday (2019-07-31, 2018-07-21, 2016-12-30).



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