Putting it on national holidays is a must. Those who do not do so may be fined up to 300,000 pesos.
For many families in Chile it is a tradition to put on national flag during public holidays. However, few know that it is an obligation during these festive days.
In fact, this is what is provided by Decree 1534, which determines what the national emblems are and how they should be used.
In this sense, the law indicates that there are three days required to place the national emblem outside the house.
“Except for days May 21 and September 18 and 19 of each year, if it should be raised above, The National Flag can be used or raised without prior permission, always taking care to respect it and observe the provisions of this regulation,” it said.
Likewise, there are regulations for those who live in apartments, which must take care of certain characteristics.
The flag of Chile on holidays
“Outside buildings or structures, The national flag will be displayed in a copy of a proportionate size in good condition and cleanliness. Raise it on a white flagpole, whose height is not less than four-thirds of its flight, raised high,” they said.
In this sense, if the flag is placed horizontally, for example hanging in a window, The star is in the upper left corner when viewed from the front.
On the other hand, if the flag is placed vertically, the star must be on the upper left side, when viewed from the front.
The fines for not following this regulation can be very high, enough to ruin the celebration. Therefore, the call is to comply with the provision.
In this way, the law indicates that there are people exposed to penalties between 1 and 5 Monthly Tax Units (UTM). In chicken, it can be tied 63,452 and 317,260 pesos.