Reformation Day in Chile in 2019

Reformation Day in Chile in 2019
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  Dates of Reformation Day in Chile
2021Chile Sun, Oct 31National Holiday
2020Chile Mon, Nov 2National Holiday
2019Chile Thu, Oct 31National Holiday
2018Chile Fri, Nov 2National Holiday
2017Chile Fri, Oct 27National Holiday
  Summary
Est. in 2008. Celebrated on Oct 31, but moved to the preceding Friday if it falls on a Tuesday, or to the following Friday if it falls on a Wednesday
  Local name
Día Nacional de las Iglesias Evangélicas y Protestantes
  Reformation Day in other countries
Reformation Day internationally

Reformation Day in Chile

In Chile, this holiday is called 'Día Nacional de las Iglesias Evangélicas y Protestantes' and was established as a holiday in 2008.

It is usually celebrated on October 31st, but it may be moved to the preceding Friday if it falls on a Tuesday, or to the following Friday if it falls on a Wednesday

When is Reformation Day?

This public holiday is always celebrated on 31st October, except in Chile when it may be moved to a Friday depending on which day of the week it falls on.

History of Reformation Day

Reformation Day commemorates the day in 1517 when a German monk named Martin Luther (1483-1546) strode up to the church in Wittenburg and nailed his 95 'theses' (or propositions) to the church door.

Luther's intention when posting his theses was to highlight the practice of indulgences in the Roman Catholic Church. Indulgences were pardons from sin that could be bought, meaning that those who were rich enough could buy forgiveness for all manner of sins.

Luther had hoped that pinning his protestations would spark wider debate and harden public opinion against the practice.

However, so many people agreed with his ideas that they quickly spread across western Europe, helped by the recent invention of the printing press, leading to the religious revolt known as the Reformation.

The reformation led many Christians to break off from the Roman Catholic Church and establish new, independent churches of their own, such as the Lutheran Church.

Reformation Day was first celebrated in the Germanic region in the seventeenth century and between 1949 and 1967, Reformation Day was a national holiday in East Germany.

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