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El Dia de Tradicion;  November 10th marks the anniversary of the birth of Jose Hernandez, an Argentine gaucho who lived on the Pampas during the mid-19th century. He was a self-taught writer and poet who wrote "El Gaucho Martin Fierro," an enormously popular poem considered one of the greatest works in Argentine literature detailing his viewpoint about the challenges and injustices facing the gauchos at that time.

Argentineans celebrate with parades and gaucho celebrations known as peñas. Some Peñas festivities may have gaucho games as well as rodeos are part of the fun, and men dressed in gaucho attire display their equestrian ability. There are parties, concerts, parades and feasts. Traditional food are sold, like asado (beef cooked in a an open-faced brick oven), empanadas (meat pies), and mate (a herbal drink).

Location: Argentina
La Revolucion de Mayo / Dia Nacional;  is celebrated on May 25 to mark the Argentine's independence from Spain in 1810. It is considered a public holiday, and most public transportation are free on that day for those attending any festivities. The festivities kicks off with parades, music and Argentine fair, that runs from mid-day to late into the evening. The day generally ends with a singing of the country's national anthem after speeches from government.

Location: Buenos Aires
Carnaval;  is celebrated two weeks prior to Lent. It is one of the largest celebrations throughout Argentina. Several businesses and schools are closed during this public holiday. The parades show off high quality costumes and the carefully synchronized choreography with a grand display of floats, with tens of thousands of onlookers. Throughout the carnival it is possible to see more than 70 thousand feathers, and costumes adorned with over 500,000 sequins and pearls.

The town of Gualeguaychu, located between Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls, hosts the largest Carnival celebration. It signifies the most important social, cultural and economic event in Gualeguaychú’s calendar and is a touristic phenomenon every summer. The town center, known as the Corsódromo, hosts a "Kings of the Carnival" celebration, where samba clubs, musicians and singers compete for the title. The Gualeguaychú carnival is considered one of the best in the world together with those of Rio de Janeiro, and Venice.  In Buenos Aires, most neighborhoods celebrate with street musicians known as "murgas" and artists.

Each region has its own way to celebrate Carnival. In the northern province of Salta, people dress up and dance the zamba and the carnavalito. In the northeastern provinces, people sing songs called chamamé, accompanied by accordions or harps.

During Carnival, people dress in costume and dance in the streets. While traditional dishes are served, such as, corn stew, humitas en chala (corn patties wrapped and cooked in the husk), and Bocaditos--finger sandwiches made with shrimp.

Location: Gualeguaychu, Buenos Aires
The Harvest of Fish;  is celebrated on the coast with a banquet of seafood and a parade of people dressed as sea-creatures and led by the Queen of the Sea, riding in a seashell.

Location: Mar del Plata
La Fiesta de la Vendimia;  is celebrated for three days in the province of Mendoza, and serves as a reminder that people depend on the sun, rain and earth. During grape harvest season in March. Grapes are blessed on the vines, a queen is crowned and wine-makers serve free red wine. The grand finale is an elaborate show of fireworks.

Location: Mendoza
Snow Festival;  is held every August in the southern Andean city of San Carlos de Bariloche. Since many of the region's early settlers came from Switzerland, Swiss cakes and hot port wine with cinnamon are served during the festival.

Location: San Carlos de Bariloche
The Anniversary of the Death of General José de San Martinl;  is on August 17th. Argentina recognizes him as the “Padre de la Patria”, (Father of the native country), and liberator of America.  San Martin is a fundamental part of the construction of the national identity. Bartolomé Mitre, through his famous history of San Martin and Ricardo Rojas with the ‘Saint of the Sword’ created the image of the hero. His life is remembered on the anniversary of his death and his story told in the schools.

Location: All Argentina




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