Where to celebrate Carnaval in Argentina
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 11, 2013 7:00 AM Last Post By: the_next_bruce_...
Jan 19, 2013 8:12 AM
Jan 19, 2013 8:18 AM
1It could be Corrientes city or Gualeguaychu in Entre Rios province.
Jan 22, 2013 9:50 AM
Jan 24, 2013 3:40 PM
3La Quiaca, Humahuaca, Uquia, Maimara, Tilcara, Purmamarca. It is incredibly colorful, it has a religious signification. El Tio is the God of the mining, the under world. The most important is Saturday afternoon, I saw one year the starting ceremony in the hill with a monument above Humahuaca main square, music, dance, very colorful clothes representing devils. After they went to the main square to dance with the people there, and I went to Uquia. There is also a starting ceremony, with the devils even more colorful and scenic than in Humahuaca, dancing to the square from a mountain.
Another very interesting place is Amaicha del Valle, south of Salta. It is Fiesta Nacional de la Pachamama. There the tradition is from the Calchaquies indians, the sing "coplas" to Pachamama, Mother Earth in Inca traditions. After one or two hours of coplas, the Gaucho traditons start, with more music and dance. It is every Carnival night during Carnival week. At daytime you can see and participate in popular dancing on the street, see parades, beauty contest for the most beautiful girl with pure Calchaqui blood. Also an old woman with pure Calchaqui blood is choosen the Pachamama until next year.
All over the Argentinian northwest Andes region there are Carnival celebrations, look for more information, I went there many times from Brazil.
Jan 26, 2013 6:53 PM
Feb 11, 2013 7:00 AM
5Gualeguaychu is your best bet, check out this article explaining the best places.
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