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Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

National holidays

The festivities in Chile correspond to religious celebrations and commemorations civilians. Because of its position in the southern hemisphere-the rental period high season of tourism locally starts in December and runs through the first week of March. The beginning of this period is marked by two major celebrations: Christmas, mainly family-owned and maintains an aspect of religiosity, and New Year, which is usually much more lively, with large parties and fireworks festivals in major cities. Celebrating Good Friday remains a religious and reflective tone, although Easter has become an eminently children's holiday. The arrival of spring marks the main civil festival of the year: Independence Day, which is an opportunity to meet Chileans to celebrate with food and drink, traditions, dances and music.

  • January 1 — New Year's Day
  • March and April — Good Friday - Holy Saturday - Easter
  • May 1 - International Workers' Day
  • May 21 — Day Glorias Naval (Día de las Glorias Navales)
  • June 29 — Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
  • July 16 — Day of the Virgin of Carmen (Día de la Virgen del Carmen)
  • August 15 — Assumption of Mary
  • September 18 — Fiestas Patrias
  • September 19 — Day of the Glories of the Army of Chile (Día de las Glorias del Ejército de Chile)
  • October 12 - Columbus Day
  • October 31 — National Day of the Evangelical and Protestant Churches (Día Nacional de las Iglesias Evangélicas y Protestantes)
  • November 1— All Saints' Day
  • December 8 — Immaculate Conception
  • December 25 — Christmas

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