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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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    Friday December 16, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday December 28, 2022April Fools DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday December 31, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday February 27, 2023Chile Tennis OpenSports events
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    Sunday March 12, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Monday March 13, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Holy SaturdayCatholic
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 7, 2023Santiago MarathonSports events
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday May 21, 2023Navy DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday June 21, 2023International Day of the World's Indigenous PeoplesSecular holiday
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    Monday June 26, 2023St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 16, 2022
    School holidays : Last day of school varies from Dec. 6 to Dec 21, depending on the district

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    April Fools Day

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    Wednesday December 28, 2022
    Culture :

    Banks are closed

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    Banks only :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Www.mineduc.cl
    Applies to the Metropolitan region (Santiago)
    Official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education

    PISA ranking (average 493): 447
    Schooling is mandatory till age 17
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 1100

    schools may open on Saturday
    school uniforms required
    University of Chile ranking: Times Higher Education #501-600/QS ranking #201/Shanghai #301-400

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2023 in Santiago (some variations from school to school)

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    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
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    Chile Tennis Open

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ in Santiago 2023 edition confirmed

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 12, 2023
    Special Events : At 24:00 local time

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday March 13, 2023
    School holidays : Province of Maule 2018 calendar confirmed for the Province of Maule

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Holy Saturday

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    Catholic : Paid holiday

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Santiago Marathon

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    Sunday May 7, 2023
    Sports events : 2023 edition confirmed

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    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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    Sunday May 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the Battle of Iquique against Peru in 1879

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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    International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

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    Wednesday June 21, 2023
    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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    Monday June 26, 2023
    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]