Chile Public Holidays 2017Today – 16 October 2017 – is not a holiday in Chile.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|15 Apr||Sat||Easter Saturday|
|19 Apr||Wed||National Census Holiday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|21 May||Sun||Navy Day|
|26 Jun||Mon||Feast of St Peter and St Paul|
|2 Jul||Sun||Presidential and Congress Holiday|
|16 Jul||Sun||Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|15 Aug||Tue||Assumption Day|
|18 Sep||Mon||Independence Day|
|19 Sep||Tue||Army Day|
|9 Oct||Mon||Columbus Day|
|27 Oct||Fri||Reformation Day|
|1 Nov||Wed||All Saints' Day|
|19 Nov||Sun||Presidential Election Day|
|8 Dec||Fri||Immaculate Conception|
|17 Dec||Sun||Presidential Election Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas 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.