Tuesday April 16, 2024

Chile Flag Columbus Day - Chile

Columbus Day

Columbus Day in Chile occurs every 2nd Monday of October. It marks the day Columbus landed in the Americas.

Celebration\ Observance

To celebrate this national holiday most Chileans get the day off and remember the history of the discovery of the Americas that led to the making of their country and many others. The change in date reflects a little of the negative effects Columbus had on the Americas as well.


It started when Columbus went on a 2nd exploration voyage looking for just new land to which he landed on the Bahamas. He proved that the Earth was bigger than Europeans had thought and therefore paved a path for further exploration.

Chile Public Holidays

Yearly Calendars

Provides calendars for the calendar year for Chile.

Holiday Dates for the Year

Provides the dates for holidays for the calendar year for Chile.