The Government of President Gabriel Boric, entered the bill that seeks to establish as a holiday next Friday, September 16. This presidential message is to add a day off to the celebration of the National Holidays this year, since September 18 falls on a Sunday.
The initiative began its journey in the Chamber of Deputies, but since it involved public spending, it needed the sponsorship of the Executive, which was officially handed over.
In the document submitted to Congress, it is indicated that “unfortunately, when the Fiestas Patrias holiday coincides, totally or partially, with a Saturday or Sunday, the possibilities of people to celebrate, rest and move within the national territory are greatly reduced. considerably”
Regarding the economic implications, the final section of the document maintains that there is a “potential increase in overtime that must be authorized in the institutions of the Central Government. The implementation of this law will not incur greater fiscal spending”
In addition, it states that “there is an effect associated with lower tax collection due to lower economic activity as a result of the holiday” and that the measure “adds to the important role that this festive season can have for the recovery of sectors of the national economy”.