Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fiestas Patrias in Santiago and Pichilemu


The 18th of September is to Chile what the 4th of July is to the U.S. In historical terms, it marks the anniversary of the birth of Chile's first governing body, which eventually led to them becoming independent. Culturally, it means a month long celebration and lots of patriotic displays everywhere you go. In Spanish "18" is "dieciocho" so most people simply refer to the holiday as "the dieciocho".