Public Holidays

Public holidays in Chile

In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But in other countries far away from home there is enough reason to celebrate.

Not all holidays are statuted by law — and those that are, do not necessarily mean a day off in all regions of Chile. Rather, it is often up to the respective parts of the country whether the holiday is also a day off.

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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

DateHolidayLocal name
Jan. 1stNew Year's DayAño Nuevo
May 1stLabor DayDía del Trabajo
May 21stDay of the Chilean NavyDía de las Glorias Navales
June 26thSt. Peter and PaulSan Pedro y San Pablo
July 16thVirgo CarmenDía de la Virgen del Carmen
Aug. 15thAssumption Day
Sept. 18thNational holidayIndependencia Nacional
Sept. 19thArmy DayDía de las Glorias del Ejército
Oct. 9thDiscovery of AmericaDía del Descubrimiento de Dos Mundos
Oct. 27thReformation's Day
Nov. 1stAll Saints' Day
Dec. 8thImmaculate conceptionInmaculada Concepción
Dec. 25thChirstmas
Dec. 31stNew Year's Eve

Moving Holidays in Chile

HolidayLocal name20232024202520262027
Maundy ThursdayApril 6thMarch 28thApril 17thApril 2ndMarch 25th
Good FridayViernes SantoApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Holy SaturdaySábado SantoApril 8thMarch 30thApril 19thApril 4thMarch 27th
Easter SundayApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Mother's DayDía de las MadresMay 14thMay 12thMay 11thMay 10thMay 9th
Mother's DayMay 14thMay 12thMay 11thMay 10thMay 9th
Ascension of ChristMay 18thMay 9thMay 29thMay 14thMay 6th
Father's DayMay 18thMay 9thMay 29thMay 14thMay 6th

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