South America

SOUTH AMERICA.

ARGENTINA

March: BACCHUS FESTIVAL OFTHE VINEYARDS, Mendoza.

March: INTERNATIONAL REGATTA SEASON. Buenos Aires.

March 1-15: COTTON FESTIVAL, Avellaneda.

July: NATIONAL CATTLE snow, Buenos Aires.

July 9: NATIONAL DAY OF ARGENTINA,

nationwide.

July-August: SNOW FESTIVAL,

Bariloche. Ski events and championships.

July-August: SNOW FESTIVAL AND SKI TOURNAMENT, Los Molles Vallecitos.

October: NATIONAL YACHTING CHAMpionship,Olivos, Buenos Aires.

November: INTERNATIONAL FISHING CONTEST. Bariloche.

November 10: DAY OF ARGENTINE TRADITION, nationwide.

December 1-2: FESTIVAL OF THE TROUT, Mar del Plata.

December 15-27: HANDICRAFTS FAIR, Chaco.

BOLIVIA

July 16: LA PAZ DAY. La Paz. Civic and folkloric events, parades.

Early August: BOLIVIAN INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS, nationwide.

The skyline of fabulous Sao Paulo, Brazil,

CELEBRATIONS, Popayan.

June 21-27: BAMBUCO FESTIVAL, Neiva. Music to a certain beat, the Bambuco.

July 10-24: INTERNATIONAL TR ADE FAIR, Bogota.

July 14-17: SEA festival,San Marta.

September: THEATER FESTIVAL, Bogota.

December 28-January 2: INTERNATIONAL SUGAR CANE FAIR, Cali. Bullfights.

ECUADOR

March 2-5: SUGAR CANE AND CRAFTSMANSHIP FESTIVAL, Atuntaqui.

June 24: ST. JOHN’S DAY, Otavalo. Special events, pageantry.

June 28-30: sr. PETER AND SI . PAUL’S day,Otavalo, Cotocollao, Tabacundo. Folkioric dances, song, and food.

September 2-15: YAMOR FESTIVITIES, Otavalo. Aborigine rites and art.

September 20-26: BANANA WORLD’S

FAIR, Machala. Very special celebration.

October 3-12: GUAYAQUIL DAY. International fair, concerts.

December 1-6: FOUNDING DAY, Quito. Folk dances, bullfights.

FRENCH GUIANA

July 14: BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS, nationwide.

October 15-30: CAYENNE FESTIVAL, Cayenne. Colorful events.

GUYANA

April 10: KITE FLYING, EASTER DANCES, AND PICNICS, Georgetown.

July 4: CARIBBEAN DAY. nationwide. August 1: COMMONWEALTH DAY, nationwide.

PARAGUAY

May 14-15: INDEPENDENCE DAY, nationwide. Parades.

June 24: ST. JOHN S NIGHT, Asunsion. Nocturnal fiestas with barefooted promiers walking over bonfires.

August 15: ASSUMPTION DAY AND FOUNDING OF ASCUNSION CELEBRATIONS, Asunsion.

PERU

April 3-10: HOLY WEEK CELEBRATIONS, notable in Arequipa, Ayacueho, Cuzco, and Tarma.

May 1-31: ALASiTAS FAIR, Puno. Miniature popular art.

June 23-24: SAINT JOHN FESTIVITY, Iquitos. Dances, fairs, competitions.

June 22-29: INCA FESTIVAL,Cuzco. Includes Sun Festival.

July 22-29: TINGO MARIA FAIR, Huanuco. A coffee festival.

July 28-29: INDEPENDENCE OF PERU NATIONAL festival,nationwide. Parades and fairs.

August 29-30: FEAST OF SANTA ROSA DE LIMA, Lima. Pilgrimages.

September 23-30: INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL,Trujillo. Beauty queens, song and dance contests.

October 21-25: BULLFIGHT FAIR, Lima.

December 6-8: FAIR AND PILGRIMAGETO THE VIRGIN DE GUADALUPE. Religious and folkioric events.

SURINAM

(All events are centered in Paramaribo.)

April 30: QUEEN JULIANA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Parades.

July 1: FREEDOM DAY, nationwide. Kottomissie Shows with ladies in Creole dress mark the emancipation from slavery.

November: KONFRIEJARIEOR PEOPLE’S . FAIR. A week of festivities and sports.

November 10: DEWALI (HINDU FESTIVAL OF LIGHT).

URUGUAY

April 3-10: CREOLE RODEO WEEK, Montevideo. Gaucho rodeo always comes during Holy Week.

August: LIVESTOCK fair,Montevideo. Fair and rodeo.

VENEZUELA

April 19: NATIONAU HOLIDAY, nationwide. Marks Venezuelan Declaration of Independence.

May-September: MUSICALS OF THE cross,Caracas. Music, song, and folk dances.

June 9: CORPUS CHRIST1 DAY. San Francisco de Yare.

July 24: BOLIVAR S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, nationwide. Honors the liberator of South America.

August 15-22: NATIONAL FESTIVAL AND FAiR.Tariba. Bullfights.

September 23-24: LA TURA DANCE, El Vegon, Falcon. Native pagan rites.