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Public Holidays in Chile

Most holidays in Chile are related to religion, in particular the Catholic religion, and historical events. More than 70% of the population in Chile is Roman Catholic. Over the past few decades the Evangelical and Protestant faiths have been gaining ground accounting for 15% of the population who declare themselves as belonging to those religions according to Chile’s National Statistics Institute (INE). To recognize their increasing importance in 2008 the government established a new official public holiday, Reformation Day, celebrating the Evangelical and Protestant churches.


1-JanuaryNew Year's Day
AprilEaster Weekend
Good Friday and Holy Saturday
1-MayLabor Day
21-MayNavy Day
27-JuneSaint Peter and Paul
16-JulyVirgen del Carmen
15-AugustAssumption of Mary
18-SeptemberIndependence Day
19-SeptemberArmy Day
10-OctoberColumbus Day known as Dia de la Raza
Last week of OctoberReformation Day. Day of the Protestant and Evangelical Churches
1-NovemberAll Saints
8-DecemberImmaculate Conception
25-DecemberChristmas Day


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