Chile officially declared its independence from Spain on February 12, 1818, but for some convoluted historic reason celebrates it in September. If you’d like to read every twist and turn, check out Wikipedia. Suffice to say all of Chile is awash in red, white and blue, and the flags are everywhere. Of course, big celebrations are planned for the capital, Santiago. Everybody’s in a festive mood.
Daily Archives: September 3, 2011