National Festivity of the Pachamama (Fiesta Nacional de la Pachamama)

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Country and Region ArgentinaTucumán
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Amaicha del Valle, Tucumán, Argentina
Festival Contact Information

Fiesta Nacional de la Pachamama
Ente Tucumán Turismo
Phone: +54 0381 421423
Mobile: +54 (0381) 155392819

Festival Description

The cult to the Mother Earth, or “Pachamama”, is one of the most representative celebrations of the northwest of Argentina, and a marvelous example of the fusion between pagan Inca customs and the Christian faith. The ceremony takes place every year, where locals offer gifts to Mother Earth, while dancing and singing. The celebration lasts a week during which traditional dance and music performances are offered to the public in open-air spaces.

Festival Dates February 11 - 16, 2010
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