Chile Lawyer's Day
Chile Lawyer's Day is held on May 21. This event in the third decade of the month May is annual. Help us
On this representative date, a noble profession that works for the defense of values and the search for a fairer world for all is celebrated and enhanced. The curious thing is that although for many legal professionals this day symbolizes the commemoration of their vocation, few know why this date was chosen for their institution.
The fact that this day shares date with the Day of Naval Glories is no coincidence, since this event commemorates the Naval Battle of Iquique.
It was in this confrontation that the frigate captain Arturo Prat Chacón, who was also a respected and illustrious lawyer and jurist, died.
During this famous combat, which took place in 1879, Captain Arturo Prat Chacón and the entire senior staff of the corvette Esmeralda were sunk in combat by the Peruvian monitor Huáscar, commanded by Admiral Miguel Grau Seminario.
Thus, it was precisely in honor of Prat that this commemorative date was instituted to celebrate this profession in Chile.
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