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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Chile. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday
15 AprSatHoly Saturday
19 AprWedNational Census
Public Holiday
1 MayMonLabour Day
21 MaySunNavy Day
26 JunMonSaint Peter and Saint Paul
2 JulSunPresidential and Congress
Primary Elections Holiday
16 JulSunOur Lady of Mount Carmel
15 AugTueAssumption of Mary
18 SepMonIndependence Day
19 SepTueArmy Day
9 OctMonColumbus Day
27 OctFriReformation Day
1 NovWedAll Saints Day
19 NovSunPresidential Election
Public Holiday
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception
17 DecSunPresidential Election
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Chilean holidays are only established by presidential decree and can only be changed in the same manner. The current holidays were established in 1915 under Presidential Decree 2977.

Since this initial decree, different presidents have added and removed some of the holidays. Each year, the Minister of Labor will announce the official holidays of Chile for the following year based on these presidential decrees.

Under Chilean labour code, employer must provide employees a day off for a nationally recognised holiday. Chilean law also stipulates that if the employee cannot take the day off due to the nature of the work, they must be compensated with extra pay or a substitute paid day off.