Happy National Holiday Chile … and Happy celebration to the personnel at Chilean Antarctic Bases in Antarctica!
This public holiday is always celebrated in Chile on September 18th and marks the date when the Chilean people declared the independence from Spain in 1810.
Chile’s National Day, along with Christmas, are the most important holidays time in the year in Chile.
Chile is one of 12 nations that first signed the Antarctic Treaty in 1959.
Picture on top shows the Scientific Research Station O’Higgins (WAP CHL-Ø2) , named after Chile’s independence leader, on the Antarctic Peninsula.