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INTRODUCTION to ARGENTINA
Iguazu National Park
Foz De Iguazu
Road of Big Lakes
Road of the History
The Road of The
Road of Mar Chiquita
Road To Traslasierra
Zone of the Centre
The Wine Trail
Circuit of the
TRAVEL & TOURS
Lake Perito Moreno
Villa La Angostura
Tierra del Fuego
SAN MARTIN DE LOS
ANDES and the CROSS
of the LAKES
Junin de los Andes
Lanin National Park
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During the Whole Month there will be Cultural and Traditional Events such as Folk Lore Festivals, Music Groups, Dances, Poetry Recitals, Carnival Pranks, Conferences and Expositions.
|Whole Month||January||The Month|
Bicycle Tour from Salta to the Dique Cabra Corral Levee and Back. Technical Demonstration on how to Saddle Horses using Different Types of Saddles. Rock Festival. Sales Exhibit of Local Handicrafts in the Main Square. Empanada Turnover Pastry or Pies Competition. Culinary Fair at the Puente and the El Préstamo. Shore Fishing Competition at the El Préstamo.
|Coronel Moldes / Dique Cabra Corral||Salta|
|1st Week||January||The |
Typical Santiago Folk Music Festival with Well Konown Artists. Gathering of Poets from Northern Agentina. Paintings and Sculptures Exhibits. Regional Exhibition of Plow Pins. Demonstrations and Other Activities by the Local Cowboy Gauchos.
|2nd Week||January||The |
Horse Taming and Races with Wild Horses, in the Categories "Bastos con Encimera Lisa" or With Polished Saddle Pads, "Crina Limpia" or "Bare Back" and "Grupa Surera" or "Pillion Riding". Folk Lore Festival with Well Known Artists and Native Folk Dancing Groups. Tasting of Typical Local Cuisine and Local Traditional Handicrafts Fairs. At the Anfiteatro Municipal.
Spectacular Show Of National and International Fame, Where This Year the Carnival Groups or "Comparsas" O’ Bahía Marí-Marí and Ará-Yeví, Each One of More Than 250 Participants, Fill the Whole City with Joy and Colour With Their Rythms. It Takes Place at the Parque de la Estación, Known as the First Carnival Groups Or Cosrsodromo Dome in Argentina, with an Seated Audience Capacity of 38000.
|10th till 27th||January||The |
Blessing Ceremony of the Fruits of the Sea and the Art of Fishing. Water Shows, Concerts And Other Artistic Events. Fire Works Displays. Procession Through the Streets of the Harbour. Typical Taverns and Wine Tasting and and the Election of the Local Queen. At the: Banquina Chica, Dársena A, Puerto de Mar del Plata.
|19st till 27th||January||The |
Artistic and Cultural Event of International Level, With Traditional Dancing and Country Folk Songs from Argentina. It is the Most Important Folk Lore Festival in Argentina, Where the Most Famous Folk Singers and Groups of all of Latin America come Together. At the Plaza Próspero Molina Square.
XXII Edition. Sheep Shearing Competition, Exhibit of Guanaco Shearing. Horse Shows and "Jiniteada" Races With Pillion Riding and Saddle Pads, Local Cowboy Gaucho Shows and Roop and Tie Competitions, Best Work Horse and Horse Shoeing Competitions. Handi Crafts Market. Folk Lore Music, Ballet and Comedy Shows. Election of Local Queen and Fire Works Displays.
XVII Edition. Night Presentation of Approximately 15 Folk Lore Music and Dancing Shows, Together With the Groups the Qualifies in the Pre Festival Finals. All This with the Participation of Dancers, Actors and Multi Media Special Effects. At the Anfiteatro Tránsito Cocomarola.
|1st and 2th||February||The |
On the Eve the Traditional Spanish Origin "Torito Encuetillado" or "Bull with Firecrackers" is Let Loose. On Day 2 the Central Acts of Homage to the Virgin Take Place. In Humahuaca, the Acts Start in the Plaza 25 de Mayo Square With a Traditional Procession of the People of the Town With the Image of the Patron Virgin of Humahuaca, Followed by Music Bands Playing Local Instruments, the Sikuris and the Erkes. A Solemn Mass and the Enthroning of The Virgin at the Feet of San Francisco Solano. Typical Fair, Musical Folk Lore Shows, Local Cowboy Gaucho Shows and "Criollo" Skills. Musical Serenatas in Homage to the Guardian Spirits of the Mountains.
|16th till 19th||February||The |
XVth Edition. Tribute to Don Juan Manuel Fangio, Idol of the National Sport. Prize Ceremony Giving The Fangio Prizes to the Last Year Argentinian Champions of TC and TC 2000. Fangio Museum on the Streets.
The Cult of The Pacha Mama or the Earth Mother is One of the Most Important Manifestations of the Folk Lore of Tucuman, of a Mystic Pagan Origin. "Jueves de Comadres" or Thursday of Midwives, in the Plaza de Amaicha. Exposition of Agricultural Products, Taverns With Local Regional Food and handicrafts Fair. Spindle and Thread Making Competition. Demonstrations of "Criollo" Skills, Wild Horse Breaking and Branding in the Club Deportivo Amaicha. Foot and Horse Racing Trials. Songs from The Valley With Ballads, Verses and Carnival Pranks. Out Door Mass. Presentation of the Oldest Local Woman as the Pacha Mama - Earth Mother - With Her Retinue. Horse Coach and Local Cow Boys Gaucho Parade. Traditional Dancing and Accordion Shows. Folk Lore Festival and Election of the "Alhajita" - "The Little Jewel" or The Most Beautiful Young Woman.
|8th till 18th||March||The |
XXIIth Edition. Screening of National and International Movies. Prizes the Gold "Astor de Oro" and the Silver "Astor de Plata" for Directors, Producers, Cast and Actors. Prize Ceremony With the Presence of National and International Artists.
|16 th||March||The |
Vth Edition. Marathon Which is Run from the Bahía Lapataia Bay, Inside the Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego National Park, Through Gravel Trails among Rolling Hills, Through Forests, Then Along the Beagle Canal to Finish in the Bahía de Ushuaia Bay.
|16th till 23th||March||Easter|
Religious Ceremony Beside the Christ of The Rock - the Cristo de Piedra. Liturgic Acts in the Local Parishes. Mass and Blessing of Palm Fronds. Vía Crucis of The Elderly and Vía Crucis of The Family -With Torches- In the Mount Calvary - El Monte Calvario. Vía Crucis of The Youth in the Grotto of the Virgin of Lourdes - La Gruta de Lourdes. Representation of the Passion - "La Pasión" for Children in the Parroquia San Antonio de Padua Parish. Last Supper Mass in the Local Parishes. Celebration of the Passion of Christ, Adoration of the Holy Cross, Solemn Vía Crucis in the El Monte Calvario and Procession to the Parroquia del Santísimo Sacramento Holy Sacrament Parish. Easter Vigil, Holy Easter Mass in Chapels and Parishes. Allusive Shows in the Museo de Arte Religioso Religious Art Museum. National Sacred Art Show in the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Municipal Fine Arts Museum. Scenification of "Jesús, el Nazareno" in the Anfiteatro Martín Fierro. Handicrafts Fair. Theatre and Movie Shows; Dance Shows; Concerts and Recitals.
|16th till 23th||March||Easter|
Palm Sunday: Blessing of Palm Fronds in Churches of the City and in the Plaza Belgrano Square; From There Procession to the Cathedral.
Easter Monday and Tuesday: Vía Crucis and Masses in the Cathedral and Churches in the City.
Ash Wednesday: Chrismatory Mass in the Cathedral.
Maundy Thursday: Last Supper Mass With Washing of Feet in the Churches of the City.
Good Friday: Vía Crucis to the Cerro San Bernardo Hill, From the Cruz del Congreso Eucarístico Eucharist Congress Cross. Mass and Vía Crucis With the Señor del Milagro Miraculous Lord in the Cathedral. In the Church Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria - Our Lady of the Candlemas, Wake for the Supine Christ, Vía Crucis Through the Adjacent Streets and Celebration of the Passion of Christ. Vía Crucis Pageant in the Mercado Artesanal Handicrafts Market.
Holy Saturday: Eater Vigil in the Cathedral and Churches of the City. In the Church Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Our Lady of the Candlemas, The People Assisting Will be Served Hot Cocoa and Easter Buns.
Esater Resurrection Sunday: Easter Mass in the Churches of the City, in the Cathedral the Papal Blessing will be Imparted. Burning of Judas Effigy in the Mercado Artesanal Handicrafts Market.
|6th till 13th||April||The |
XXXVIth Edition. The Declaration of the Branding Season and Calf Branding. National Competition of Folk Lore Songs and Singing. National Competiiton of Mural Paintings. Horse Polo and Tennis Tournaments. Demonstrations of Native Skills. Music Shows. Traditional Parade With Queens, Horse Carriages, Vintage Cars and Local Cow Boy Gaucho Delegations and Bands. Election of the Queen of the Fair. Popular Bonfires.
|5th till 19th||April||The |
The Southernmost Classical Music Festival in the World. Presentation of Renowned Orchestras and Distinguished Soloists.
|April 28th till May 05th||April / May||The |
XXXIIIth Edition. Congregates A Great Number of Fishermen From All over the Country As Well As Neighbouring Countries, Which Leave in Boats to Go Fishing for The Surubi, Catching and Releasing Their Catch, In Order to Preserve the Ichthyological Fauna of the Region. Seminaries on Ichthyological Fauna, Exhibits of Regional Products, Dances and Crowning of the Queen. Dinner and Prize Ceremony.
Date of the World Championship of Rallies. Rally Circuit Through the Valleys of Calamuchita, Punilla and Traslasierra. Participation of National and International Teams, With Recognised Rally Drivers.
Commemoration of the First Patriotic Government of May 25th in 1810. Civic, Military, Popular and Religious Acts. Traditional Celebration With Te Deum in the Cathedral, Formation of Troops With Historical Uniforms in the Plaza de Mayo Square and Formal Dress Gala Function in the Teatro Colón Theatre.
|9th till 18th||June||The Che|
Diverse Activities in Homage of Che Guevara, in Commemoration of the Anniversary of His Birthday. Conferencies. Exhibits of Che and Graphical Humour. Exposition of Photographs and Books. Movie Show. Cuban Dance, Music and Cultural Shows With Typical Drinks. Open Chess and Golf Tournament Copa Museo Guevara, Activities Practised by Che. At the Museo Ernesto Che Guevara.
Beginning of the whales season
|16th and 17th||June||The |
Homage to the Foremost Hero of The Salta Province, With the National Meeting of Local Cowboy Gaucho Traditions. During the Whole Month Innumerable Activities Take Place in the Whole Province, Such As Historical Horse Riding Cavalcades, Patron Saints' Festivities, The Guard Under the Stars on the Night of the 16th and the Big Parade on June 17th.
At the Monument to the General Martín Miguel de Güemes, in the City of Salta, Gaucho Wagon Circle Fortresses, Bonfires and Guitar Playing Throughout the Night, With the Participation of The Whole Population and Especially the Direct Descendants of the General Güemes. Big Parade With Horse Cavalcades Under th Moon Light and Traditional Folk Lore Shows During the Salta Night.
In the La Higuerilla, Bonfires Warm the Gauchos Local Cowboys Guarding the Place Where the Monolith Commemorating the Death of the Gaucho General is to Be Found.
In Apolinario Saravia, Representation of the last Moments Lived by the General Güemes, Honour Guard Under the Stars and Gaucho Parade.
/ La Higuerilla /
|20th till 24th||June||The |
XXXVIIth Edition. Activities in the Cerro Catedral Hill and in the City.
Exhibits of Paintings and Ceramics. Patagonian Gastronomy Festival, Cake Baking and Barmen Competitions. Concerts and Musical Shows, Choir Events.
Official Opening Ceremony at the Foot of the Cerro Catedral Hill, Torch Lit Parade and Fire Works Display. Catedral Tetrathlon, From the Hill to the Civic Centre - Centro Cívico.
Full Dress Party With Specially Invited Guests. Winter Season Welcome Party With Torch Lit Parade, Laser Displays and Fireworks in the Cerro Catedral Hill.
Wood Cutters' Competition. Closure Ceremony With Horse Buggies Down Mitre Street and Fire Works in the Centro Cívico Civic Centre.
|20th and 21st||June||The |
Aymara and Quechua Peoples Ancient Tradition Sun Festival Ceremony, Taking Place During the Annual Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, Indicating the Start of a New Agricultural Cycle. It is Carried Out at the Foot of the Monolith Which Signals the Imaginary Line of the Tropic of Capricorn. Bonfires are Lit at Its Foot and the People Sing and Dance Around It, Waiting For the Dawn Which is Received With Arms Extended Facing the Rising Sun, And June 21st is Received amongst Chanting and Ritual Dancing.
|2nd Fortnight||June||The |
of the Year.
Festival, Torch Lit Parades and Musical Recitals, Recreational and Cultural Activities. Official Launching of the Winter Tourist Season.
|4th Week||July||The |
CXXIst Exposición de Ganadería, Agricultura e Industria Internacional - Live Stock, Agriculture and International Industrial Fair. Showing 0f Live Stock. Sheep, Pigs and Horses, Poultry and Other Farm Animals. Industrial and Commercial Fair. Traditional Argentinian Handicrafts for Sale.
Recreation of the Historical Events Which Defined the Founding of Puerto Madryn. The Barrel Race - La Carrera del Barril is One of the Traditional Activities Shared By Locals and Tourists to Celebrate the Anniversary of the Founding of Puerto Madryn.
IInd Edition. Festival of the Local Gastronomy, Teaching of Local Cuisine, Sale of Local Ingredients and Business Meetings, With the Participation of Renowned Chefs. Gastronomic Circuits in the Old Central Part of Town, On the Coast, In the Mountains, In the Skiing Resorts and the Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Vth Edition. The Tango is a World Phenomena and Its Capital is Buenos Aires. Every Year in August, Tango Dancers from the Whole World Gather in Buenos Aires to Choose the Best Tango Dance Couple of Ball Room Tango - Tango de Salón and In Stage Show Tango Dancing - Tango de Escenario.
|16th and 17th||August||The |
Mar del Plata
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|2nd till 16th||September||The National Immigrant Festival|
XVth Edition. Fourteen Different Immigrant Back Ground Communities Show Off Their Typical Houses, Cuisine, Dresses, Music, Dancing and Handicrafts. Cultural, Sports and Recreational Activities.
|7th till 8th||September||Gathering |
IVth Edition. Gathering Organised Within the Framework of the Celebrations of the 180 th Anniversary of the German Immigration to Argentina. The Province Entre Ríos Received a Significant Colonising Contribution of German Origin Through the Arrival of the So Called Volga Germans - "Alemanes del Volga", Which Started Arriving From 1878 Onwards. Conferences, Visits, Allegorical Parades and Other Complementary Activities.
|23th till 24th||September||The |
XIVth Edition. Cultural and Sports Activities. Musical Recitals With the Presence of Important National Artists At the Anfiteatro. Friendship Bonfires in the Tenta Installed in the Plaza Libertador Don José de San Martín Square, Criollo Barbecues ans regional gastronomy. Parades With Allegorical Cars By Local Institutions in the Centre of the Town. Election and Crowning of the Local Spring Festival Beauty Queen.
|September / October||The |
Exposition of Flowers, Plants, Parks and Gardens. Industrial and Commercial Exhibits. Flower Art and Landscaping. Flower Festooned Allegorical Cars Parade.
Horse Back Ride and Gaucho Campaign Trail Carts March to the Santuario de la Virgen de Luján - Our Lady of Lujan Sanctuary. A Custom Dating back to 1964. Around 7000 Local People and Participants From Over 150 Traditional Centres Of Argentina and Neighbouring Countries Come Together Here.
VI th Fair of Art Galleries. Exhibition of the Best From Gallery Back Store Rooms in Buenos Aires. Art Show of Argentinian Artists and Great Masters, Some of Which Have Never Been on Exhibit Before.
IIIrd Edition. Exposition, Tasting and Sales. Conferencies and Gastronomy Classes. Shows and Cultural Activities. Gastronomy Competition of Chefs from Local Institutes.
|1st week||October||The |
Fishing Only Allowed in the River From The International Border Line With Chile and the Confluence of the Arroyo Poncho Moro Stream. Only Shore Fishing With a Maximum Daily Limit of Two Fish Larger Than 50 Centimetres.
|6th till 16th||October||The |
Colourful Festival With the Participation of Tyrolese and Bavarian Orchestras, Folk Lore Music and Representative Dancing Groups With Regional Dresses From Different Countries. Food and Beer Tasting. Exhibits of Handicrafts and Election and Crowning of Festival Beauty Queen.
Festival Including Agro Industrial, Commercial, Mining and Tourist Cultural Aspects, With the Aim of Establishing Exchange Nodes for a Harmonious Regional Development and Growth. The Main Activity is the Expo Sol, Industrial, Commercial, Tourism, Handicrafts and Show Business Fair. Seminaries, Meetings, Literary Shows and Art Exhibits.
|San Juan||San Juan|
|2th till 5th||November||The |
LXVII th Edition. Demonstrations and Conferencies on Traditional Uses and Customs, Gatherings of Local Gauchos and their Groups, Gaucho Skills Demonstrations, In the Parque Criollo Park and the Museo Gauchesco "Ricardo Güiraldes" Gaucho Culture Museum.
XXXIV th Week of Areco Handicrafts in the Salón Guerrico. Criollo Bonfires With Music, Traditional dances, in the Court Yard of the Pulpería "La Blanqueada".
Desfile de la Tradición Tradition Parade, With Gauchos and Groups on the Streets of the Village to the Parque Criollo Park. Gaucho Barbecue for the people and Official Lunch.
Traditional Music and Dancing. Meeting of Gaucho Troops, Race With Full Typical Gaucho Saddle and Gear or "Jineteada con Recado Completo", Wild Young Mares Race From the Corral Into the Bush or "Pialada Puerta Afuera" and the Famous Historical Retreat from the Desert or "Retreta del Desierto", Exhibitions of Gaucho Skills and Traditions.
|3rt week||November||The |
Traditional Festival of the Main Historical Economic Activity of the Province. Presentation of the Expo Yerba, Agro Industrial Exhibit and Technical Seminaries. Sports events. Arts,Music and Dance Festival; Election and Crowning of Festival Queen and a Lunch For the Companions of the Yerba Mate Fans. .
|25th till 28th||November||FIT|
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