National Day of Evangelical and Protestant Churches in Chile
National Day of Evangelical and Protestant Churches in Chile is held on October 31. Día Nacional de las Iglesias Evangélicas y Protestantes. This event in the third decade of the month October is annual. Help us
The National Day of Evangelical and Protestant Churches has been commemorated in Chile on October 31 each year - although it is moved to the preceding Friday if it falls on a Tuesday and to the following Friday if it falls on a Wednesday - since 2008. It was instituted by law 20299,1 promoted by the government of Michelle Bachelet to honor the Evangelical and Protestant Churches in the country.
The date chosen corresponds to the day on which the German monk Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses in the Wittenberg Palace Church, which started the Protestant Reformation in 1517. In 2007, the bill was introduced in the Chamber of Deputies. While it was going through the legislative process, that same year and on the occasion of the same occasion in October, the "Parque La Reforma" was inaugurated in the central alley of Avenida Fernández Albano, in the district of La Cisterna. The event was attended by the Minister of the Interior at the time, Belisario Velasco, together with other authorities.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Reformation Day on October 31 (Slovenia, parts of Germany, Chile, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, various Protestant churches with a particular emphasis in Lutheran and Reformed ones);
All Saints' Day a holy day of obligation on November 1 (a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. And its related observance: Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. - Mexico, Haiti);