National Day of Chile

national dayThe National Day of Chile is on the 18 September. The first Government Junta of Chile was created in 1810. Below you will find more information about Chile. Read below on more information about Chile. Their language as well as their culture. The National Day of Chile is connected to the National Day of Peru. See why the liberation history of South America are all connected.

National Day of Chile

Chile Flag

Chilean Government

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Country name: Republica de Chile
Government type: Republic
Capital : Santiago
Administrative divisions:
15 regions (regiones, singular – region); Aisen del General Carlos Ibanez del Campo, Antofagasta, Araucania, Arica y Parinacota, Atacama, Biobio, Coquimbo, Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, Los Lagos, Los Rios, Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena, Maule, Region Metropolitana (Santiago), Tarapaca, Valparaiso

National Dress of Chile:

Chile Fashion is has always been described as being a festive fashion. Chilean traditional clothing has always been very closely associated with such garments as the ponchos, pants and also coats. The Chileans of South America have always been veryChile National Dress proud of their traditional dress. The traditional dress of Chile is still very much a fashion statement in Chile more so than a designer label dress. The Chamanto is also a traditional wear which has been mainly worn in central Chile, the look is very similar to the traditional poncho however the traditional fabric used is silk which has been woven with a thread and wool.

The outline of the dress is decorated with frilly ribbons. The biggest difference between a Chilean Chamanto and any other traditional ponchos in chile is that they reverse colors on sides, one side has a light shade and the other side dark. Conventionally, the side of the dress in dark of the poncho is mainly worn during the day and the lighter side mainly again at night.

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Even though as a people they are very fashion conscious and normally wear very formal attire most times, they are well aware of being comfortable all year round with the seasons in any part of the country. The Chamantos had its highlight as a world fashion when it was worn by the ambassadors of APEC in 2004 Summit.

The national dress of Chile is known as the Cueca.

National Holidays in Chile

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January – 1st – New Year’s Day

1st May –  Labor Day
21st May –  Naval Battle of Iquique
30th May –  Corpus Christi

June – 29th – Saint Peter & Saint Paul’s Day

August – 15th – Assumption

11th September –  Military Coup of 1973
18th September –  Independence Day
19th September –  Armed Forces Day

October – 12th – Columbus Day

November – 1st – All Saints’ Day

December – 8th – Immaculate Conception
December – 25th- Christmas Day

Chile Language.

The language in Chile is mainly Spanish and it is Chile’s official language today. There is also English, German and many native languages spoken in Chile outside of Spanish. The languages spoken in Chile have their own indigenous accents which typical Chile Languageshow of the heritage of Latin America. If you have been to chile you will note that they speak Spanish with an accent very similar to other Latin Americans in the region.

The Chileans view their official language, Spanish as “Castellano” or Castilian but do not view this as “Espanol”, which they are happy to point out to you when asked. They speak Spanish or Castilian with their own accent which have developed over time also with mannerisms unique to Chile.

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Firstly this is viewed in Latin America as Chilean Spanish. Even though the language has similarities with Spanish over the years like other Spanish dominated countries of old they have developed their own distinctive pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Finally, English is normally taught at school and is now being used as a language for all international business in Chile.

Firstly due to its past Southern Chile is enriched with their own German heritage so some do speak German. Secondly there are also many native languages such as Mapudungun which is spoken by the people living in the coastal areas of Itata and the Tolten Rivers. There is also Aymara which is spoken by the inhabitants in the North of Chile.  They have over the years preserved their rich Latin American culture. Finally they also changed their native languages in such a way that are now quite understandable by most everyone.

Other Countries 

If you need more information and are British then you can contact the British Embassy in Chile for more information. There is also the National Day of Argentina as well as the National Day of Venezuela.

 

 

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