Popular Holiday-Independence Day - September 18th. Their road to independence from Spain started on that date in 1810. Although they would have to fight for eight more years to earn their total freedom, Chile celebrates the 18th of 1810 with great fanfare. Chile officially proclaimed independence February 12, 1818.This includes parades, dances, drinking, eating traditional Chilean food, and music.I summarize this as a very important date in their lives, their date of freedom.
How to celebrate chilean independence day: a gringo's guide