Religious in Copiapó

Fiesta de la Candelaria

The first Sunday of February sees this festival celebrated at the Iglesia de la Candelaria at Los Carrera and Figueroa, 2km east of Plaza Prat. The Virgin of the Candelaria is said to protect miners – hence her...

Carnival in Vicuña

Carnaval Elquino

Vicuña holds its annual grape harvest festival, Carnaval Elquino, in mid-January. It ends February 22, the anniversary of the city's founding, with activities including live music and folkloric dancing.