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How Many Chile Holidays Are There?



There are a lot of Chile holidays.Do you know that Chile is one of the countries that has the most holidays in the world. In total there are 16 holidays. Most of these are religious holidays, 9 in fact, and the rest are civil holidays. Although maybe resurrection Sunday, that takes place in April may not count as a real holiday since it is a Sunday, but it is included in the Chile holidays.



These are the Chile Holidays for the year 2009



New Years – January 1st, this is a civil holiday

Good Friday – 2nd of April, this is a religious holiday

Holy Saturday - 3rd of April, this is a religious holiday

Resurrection Sunday – 4th of April, this is a religious holiday

Labour Day – 1st of May, this is a civil holiday

Navy Day – 21st of May, this is a civil holiday

Feast of Saint Peter y Saint Paul – 28th of June, this is a religious holiday

Our Lady of Mount Carmel – 16th of July, this is a religious holiday

Assumption of the Virgin Mary- 15th of August, this is a religious holiday

Independence Day –18th of September, this is a civil holiday

Glories of the Army Day-19th of September, this is a civil holiday

Columbus Day – 11th of October, this is a civil holiday

Reformation Day- 31st of October(2008), this is a religious holiday

All Saints- 1st of November, this is a religious holiday

Immaculate Conception – 8th if December, this is a religious holiday

Christmas Day – 25th of December, this is a religious holiday



These usually don’t change from one year to the next, except for the Easter holidays. They get moved to fit the second weekend of April so sometimes it’s not exactly the 10th, 11th and 12th.


Also for the holidays on the 29th of June (Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) and the 12th of October (Columbus Day) they are planned to fall on a Monday. If they don’t fall on a Monday they are usually moved to the closest Monday around this date.


As for the Reformation day (31st of October) this way just named the year 2008. So this year will be its second year as a holiday.

On the holidays usually the shopping malls, the restaurants, and the stores are closed. The public transport gives their service although the prices usually vary and the times of departure might change.

Once the page is done you’ll be able to click on each link and learn more about that specific holiday!

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