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Chile : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday may 21, 2024Navy DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 9, 2024Election DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 9, 2024Gubernatorial electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday june 21, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 24, 2024International Day of the World's Indigenous PeoplesSecular holiday
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    Saturday june 29, 2024St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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    Monday july 8, 2024Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday july 11, 2024Reporter's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024Virgin Carmen DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Friday august 30, 2024National Day on Detained-Missing Peoplecards/flowers
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    Wednesday september 18, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday september 19, 2024Army DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday september 26, 2024Rally ChampionshipSports events
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    Thursday october 3, 2024Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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    Saturday october 5, 2024Democracy DaySchool holidays
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    Monday october 7, 2024Day of the Discovery of the Two WorldsSecular holiday
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Teacher DaySchool holidays
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Sunday october 27, 2024Local electionsSpecial Events
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    Wednesday october 30, 2024National Day of Victims of Political ExecutionEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday october 31, 2024National Protestant & Evangelical Churches daySecular holiday
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DayCatholic
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Navy Day

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    Tuesday may 21, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the Battle of Iquique against Peru in 1879

    Election Day

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    Sunday june 9, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Gubernatorial election

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    Sunday june 9, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 21, 2024
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    International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : The National Day of Indigenous Peoples is a holiday, that commemorates the indigenous peoples of Chile. It was declared by Supreme Decree No. 158 of June 24, 1998,1 by the government of President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, considering that the worldview of indigenous peoples includes rituals and spiritual ceremonies of renewal and purification corresponding to a new year or new cycle of life linked to nature that is reborn or renewed. This New Year's party or festival of the Sun God, is called We Tripantu, Machaq Mara, Inti Raymi, Aringa Ora or Koro and Likan Antai, in the Mapuche, Aimara, Quechua, Rapa-Nui and Atacameña language or ethnic group respectively. [Wikipedia]

    St Peter & St Paul

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    Saturday june 29, 2024
    Catholic : Or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary either of their death or of the translation of their relics. [Wikipedia]

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday july 8, 2024
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    Reporter's Day

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    Thursday july 11, 2024
    Culture : Established in memory of the promulgation of Republic Law 12,045, of July 11, 1956, which initiated the creation of the College of Journalists of Chile

    Virgin Carmen Day

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
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    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

    National Day on Detained-Missing People

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    Friday august 30, 2024
    cards/flowers : From 2007 onwards

    Independence Day

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    Wednesday september 18, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the first demands for independence in 1810

    Army Day

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    Thursday september 19, 2024
    Secular holiday : Linking their independence to their military might, Chileans celebrate their Armed Forces Day the day after Independence Day. It commemorates the military victories over the Spanish forces, led in part by the national hero, Bernardo O'Higgins, Liberator de Chile with assistance from Jose de San Martin.

    Rally Championship

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    Thursday september 26, 2024
    Sports events : Http://www.rallyego.com/ in Concepcion 2024 edition confirmed

    Rosh Hashanah

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    cards/flowers : Jewish New Year

    Democracy Day

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    Saturday october 5, 2024
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    Day of the Discovery of the Two Worlds

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    Monday october 7, 2024
    Secular holiday : Formerly known as Spanishness Day

    Teacher Day

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
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    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday october 13, 2024
    Special Events : At 24:00 local time

    Local elections

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    Sunday october 27, 2024
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    National Day of Victims of Political Execution

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    Wednesday october 30, 2024
    Culture : In memory of thousands killed by the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet.

    National Protestant & Evangelical Churches day

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
    Secular holiday : From 2008 onwards

    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)