Fiestas Patrias in Santiago de Chile, a little bit of history

Week 8 – The 18th and 19th of September are the celebration of Chile Independence. This was the independence from the Spanish in 1810. Everything in the city is closed! No museums, no shops, no malls, most of the restaurants are closed for 2 days and all the Santiguan are gone or are celebrating in traditional fondas! Even a 15th of August in Paris looks busier!