The fiestas patrias (Chile’s Independence Day) are a time for all Chileans to gather together and celebrate our country, culture, and independence. Traditional activities associated with Fiestas Patrias or Dieciocho include dancing the cueca, going to fondas, and barbecue.
The Fiestas Patrias of Chile consists of two days:
- September 18, in commemoration of the proclamation of the First Governing Body of 1810, and marking the beginning of the Chilean independence process.
- September 19, known as the “Day of the Glories of the Army”.