Note that September 18th doesn’t mark the actual day of independence; Chile became officially free from Spanish rule in April of 1818, eight years after the event celebrated by Dieciocho. But, it was on September 18, 1810, that Chile welcomed the southern spring by issuing its first declaration of independence, which set it on a path toward a true break with Spain.
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