Chile is that chili-shaped landmass in South America locked between the Pacific Ocean and the mighty Andes. Its entire length is 4,300 kilometers, and it contains all imaginable landforms ever found on earth. One can die in heat exhaustion and dehydration in the driest desert in the world, the Atacama, or get frostbitten in its ancient glacial fields. Along the way, the country has the most astounding collection of tectonic activity – volcanoes and geysers lead the pack. Rocky peaks, steppes, lakes, rivers and islands make a pleasant diversion.
New Year – Chile follows the Gregorian calendar, and celebrates the first day of the year with joyous anticipation and pomp.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Good Friday – Like everyone else in South America, Chilean Catholics commemorate this day as the death of their Savior on the cross.
Friday, 29 April 2013
Domingo de Pascua
Easter – Christians rejoice as their Savior is risen on the third day after his crucifixion.
Sunday, 31 April 2013
Día del Trabajador
Labor Day – As much of Chile is agricultural, the laborers’ contribution to the economic welfare of the country is recognized on this day.
Monday, 1 May 2013
Día de las Glorias Navales
Navy Day – This day in the Chile calendar 2013 commemorates the Battle of Iquique.
Monday, 21 May 2013
Virgen del Carmen
Our Lady of Mount Carmel – This day replaced the Corpus Christi religious holiday in 2007. This day celebrates the Virgin Mary in her manifestation as the Lady of Mount Carmel.
Monday, 16 July 2013
National holiday – This day marks the creation of the First Government Junta in 1810.
Tuesday, 18 September 2013
Día de las Glorias del Ejército
Army Day – This day in Chile calendar 2013 celebrates the country’s armed forces and their contribution to national safety and security.
Wednesday, 19 September 2013
Día del Descubrimiento de Dos Mundos
Columbus Day – This day marks the day when Columbus landed in the Americas, although activists consider this the day when the indigenous populations of their country were started to be aggressively replaced by colonizers.
Monday, 15 October 2013
Día de Todos los Santos
All Saints’ Day – As opposed to Argentina, Chile, like all other Christian nations around the world, considers Todos los Santos a national holiday. On this day in the Chile calendar 2013, relatives pay respects to their dead, clean their graveyards, and offer food and prayers.
Friday, 1 November 2013
Immaculate Conception Day – This is the day when the Virgin Mary was thought to have been conceived. Chileans, much like the rest of their South American neighbors, are devout Marians.
Sunday, 8 December 2013
Christmas Day – Chile joins the rest of the Christendom in the celebration of the birth of their savior.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Chile Holidays in 2013. .!!