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Chilean Chamber of Deputies Accepts Inalienable September 17 Public Holiday

Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile)
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: September 5, 2021

The Chilean Chamber of Deputies has declared admissible, by a vote of 59 votes for, 38 against and 7 abstentions, a bill presented by the president of the House Labor Commission, Gabriel Silber (DC), that seeks to declare as an inalienable holiday on Friday, September 17, 2021.

A decade ago, September 17 was declared as a one-off non-working public holiday due to both September 18 and 19 falling 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).

The rule was eventually 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).

Recall 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 (2021-08-25).

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