• Carnaval Culture

    Top 4 South American Festivals You Need to Know About

    South Americans sure know how to celebrate a good time. The festivals, events and other types of fiestas in the lower western hemisphere can rarely be found in some other parts of the world. In some cases, it’s like the whole city turned up for the ultimate party that lasts days and nights. Not only is the whole city and country committed to these celebrations, but people from other parts of the world take part too. So, what exactly are Read more
  • Christmas in Argentina Argentina

    The Holiday Season in Argentina

    For those coming from the Northern Hemisphere to Argentina over December holidays, the warm weather might be quite a shock! Argentina’s holiday sun may not be the white snowy Christmas from storybooks, but it definitely has its own summer charm to celebrate las fiestas, the Holiday Season in Argentina.  The Holiday Season in Argentina is a magical time of year. Christmas is a holiday celebrated both with friends and family. During lunch Read more
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    Happy National Friendship Day!

    While the idea of celebrating our friends is a universally accepted idea, we take it very seriously here in Argentina! The first International Friend Day was originally celebrated on the first Sunday of July, but over time, it eventually moved later in the month. Today, many different countries around the world celebrate the day on various dates and have their own traditions to honor the special day. In Argentina, however, its origins and Read more
  • Casa de Tucuman Argentina

    Argentina Independence Day

    Get ready to celebrate the Argentina Independence Day Bicentennial, arguably one of the most important Argentina holidays! On July 9, 1816, in the Casa Histórica de la Independencia in Tucuman, Argentina officially declared independence from Spain. The rest, as they say, is history. 200 years later, find out how you can join in the festivities! [caption id="attachment_7583" align="aligncenter" width="853"] Casa Histórica de la Read more
  • Argentina Holidays: Celebrating Easter Holidays Argentina

    Argentina Holidays: Celebrating Easter Holidays

    Although Argentina guarantees religious freedom in its same constitution, it also recognizes supremacy of Catholicism, as over 77% of the citizens consider themselves part of this church. That’s why when Easter Holidays arrive and with them, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, it’s the ideal occasion for Argentinians to embrace their faith and share their beliefs with each other. Although, we all know that Read more
  • Festivals in South America Argentina

    3 Lesser-Known Festivals in South America

    In South America, few festivals get the same attention and hype as Carnival in Rio. However, contrary to much of the world’s belief, Carnival is a region-wide celebration, with each country taking on their own rendition of the popular party. If you find yourself travelling through Colombia, Argentina, or Bolivia make sure not to miss these 3 lesser-known festivals in South America. Barranquilla, Colombia A close second to Rio’s Read more
  • Christmas in Argentina Day of the Virgin Argentina

    Christmas in Argentina: Day of the Virgin

    “We declare, pronounce and define that the doctrine which holds that the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the first instant of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace of the Omnipotent God, in virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of mankind, was preserved immaculate from all stain of original sin, has been revealed by God, and therefore should firmly and constantly be believed by all the faithful.” After receiving demands from Read more
  • National Holidays in Argentina Argentina

    National Holidays in Argentina: The Newest of Many

    For anyone living and working in Argentina, it’s a well known fact that this country is chalk-full of national holidays. From typical holiday favorites such as Veterans day to days-off for Christmas, and even including a typical Brazilian favorite - Carnival - national holidays in Argentina pop up all over the year. For the workaholics, this could mean another setting your alarm clock a little bit later, for families, this could mean a day at Read more
  • Halloween in Argentina Argentina

    Your Guide to Halloween in Argentina

    This year will be my second go-around at Halloween Argentine-style. While last year was anti-climactic at best, it paved the way for a new way of planning and experiencing Halloween abroad which spurs a mixture of emotions. Coming from a culture head-bent on spending the entire month of October in preparation for the 31st, it’s been hard to change my expectations. For those of you that stand with me on this, we can all agree that Halloween Read more
  • Christmas in Argentina Argentina

    5 Ways Christmas in Argentina is Unique

    Spending Christmas away from home is almost always unique one way or another. For those of us dreaming of a white Christmas, it may be customary to imagine snow on the ground, a warm fire, and spending quality time with family. While for others, it could mean travelling to tropical locations to escape the bitter cold and trade it in for a cool cocktail and some well-deserved R&R. For those of us finding that we may be spending Christmas in Read more
  • Oktoberfest in Argentina Argentina

    The History of Oktoberfest in Argentina

    At first glance it seems a little strange: Oktoberfest in Argentina. The German festival of beer takes place in a country on the other side of the world? It’s true! Cordoba is home to Oktoberfest in Argentina, and is a mix of Argentine, German, and other international cultures to celebrate mutual love of good beer and food. It takes place this year October 2 - 12, 2015. October 5, 6, and 8 have free entrance, too! [caption Read more
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    National Holidays in Argentina: Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice

    “Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end; Shame serves thy life and doth thy death attend” In Shakespeare’s Richard the third, the duchess of York curses the evil nature of King Edward’s younger brother Richard, who will kill and stop at nothing to gain power. I believe this quote is quite fitting for the murderous villains that usurped the Argentine government in 1976.  [caption id="attachment_5378" align="aligncenter" Read more