South America

Argentina

May-September: OPERA SEASON, Buenos Aires.

July: NATIONAL CATTLE SHOW, Buenos Aires.

July-August: SNOW FESTIVAL Bariloche.

July 9: NATIONAL DAY OBSERVANCE. Parade of the armed forces.

August: RURAL EXPOSITION. Principal agricultural show. Finest cattle, horses, sheep.

October: NATIONAL YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS. Olivos, Buenos Aires.

November: INTERNATIONAL FISHING COMPETITION. Bariloche. November-December: FESTIVAL OF THE TROUT,

Mar del Plata.

December: HANDICRAFTS FAIR, Chaco.

Brazil

April: SHRIMP FESTIVAL, Joinville.

May: FESTIVAL OF POPULAR MUSIC. Brasilia.

May: COWBOY FESTIVAL. Oeiras. Rodeo.

May 1: NATIONAL DONKEY FESTIVAL. Panelas.

June: FOLK FESTIVAL OF THE AMAZONAS. Manaus.

June 1-17: 106TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS, Rio Grande do Sul, Caxias do Sul.

July: WINTER FESTIVAL, Ouro Preto.

July: WINE FESTIVAL. Andradas.

August: CATTLEHANDS’ RODEO. Barreto.

August 21: DRUMBEATS FOR EXU, Pernambuco. Voodoo.

October 1-30: FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE PENHA Rio de Janeiro.

November: FLOWERS AND ORCHID EXHIBIT, Brusque.

December 24-January 6, 1982: THREE WISE MEN PAGEANT. Pernambuco.

Chile

April: VINTAGE CELEBRATIONS. Aconcagua, Curico, Maule.

June-September: SKIING SEASON. Central region near Santiago.

June 29: ST. PETER’S DAY

September: AGRICULTURAL/ARTISAN INTERNATIONAL FAIR. Parque Cerillos.

Late October—early November: INTERNATIONAL FAIR. Santiago.

Colombia

April: ARTISTIC FAIR, Medellin. Drama, art.

April-December: PROFESSIONAL SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS, various cities.

May: AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORTATION FAIR. Medellin.

May: 14TH NATIONAL SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP. Neiva.

June: TANGO FESTIVAL Medellin. Competition for groups, soloists.

June: BAMBUCO FESTIVAL. Neiva. Music, dancing.

July: INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR. Bogotá.

July 20: COLOMBIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY.

July 24: BOLIVAR’S BIRTHDAY.

August 1-31: AUGUST INTERNATIONAL ART SHOW. Bogotá. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo.

September: SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL HORSEJUMPING CONTEST. Bogotá.

September: SALT FESTIVAL, Manuare. Indians gather and process salt in Guajiro Desert.

Late September-early October: FESTIVAL OF “SAN PACHO;” Quibdo. Folklore.

October 12: FESTIVAL OF THE “RAZA" (Race), Guatavita.

November: INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF THE FRONTIER, Cucuta.

November: NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EXPERT MENTAL THEATER. Bogota.

December: BULLFIGHTING SEASON. Bogotá, Cali, Medellin, Cartagena, Manizalez.

December-January 1982: INTERNATIONAL SUGAR CANE FAIR, Cali.

Ecuador

April: AGRICULTURAL, ANIMAL., CRAFTSMANSHIP, INDUSTRIAL FAIR. Riobambo.

May 2: FEAST OF THE GREEN CROSS. Quito.

May 24: ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF PICHINCHA, 1822. Quito.

June 24: ST. JOHN’S DAY. Otavalo.

June 28-29: ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL’S DAY, Otavalo, Cotocollao, Tabacundo.

July 23-25: FOUNDING OF GUAYAQUIL CELEBRATION, Guayaquil.

August 10: FESTIVAL OF ST. LAWRENCE. Pillaro, Sicalpa.

August 15: INDEPENDENCE DAY.

September: FESTIVITIES OF THE LAKES, Ibarra.

December 1-6: QUITO’S FOUNDING DAY CELEBRATION. Quito.

French Guiana

July 14: BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS.

October: CAYENNE FESTIVAL Folk songs, music, dances, and foods.

Paraguay

May 14-15: INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS.

June 24: ST. JOHN’S NIGHT, Asunsion. “Premiers” walk barefoot over hot flames.

August 15: ASSUMPTION DAY AND FOUNDING OF ASUNSION OBSERVANCES.

October 12: RACE DAY AND COLUMBUS DAY.

Peru

May: ALASITAS FAIR, Puno.

June: INCA FESTIVAL. Cuzco.

June 23-24: ST. JOHN S FESTIVAL. Iquitos.

July: TINGO MARIA COFFEE FESTIVAL, Huanuco. Harvest events.

July 28-29: INDEPENDENCE OF PERU NATIONAL FESTIVAL.

August 29-30: FEAST OF SANTA ROSA DE LIMA. Lima. Honors Peru’s patron saint.

September: INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL. Trujillo.

October: BULLFIGHT FAIR. Lima.

October 12: DAY OF THE RACE Honors Columbus and coming ot Spring, south of Equator.

November: INDUSTRIAL PACIFIC FAIR. Lima.

December 6-8: PILGRIMAGE TO VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE SHRINE. Guadalupe.

Surinam

May 1: LABOR DAY

July 1: DAY OF NATIONAL UNITY. Paramaribo. Kotomissie shows.

September 1: OPENING OF NEW SESSION OF SURINAM PARLIAMENT, Paramaribo.

September 24-October 8: SURINADE. International trade fair.

October 27: DIWALI-HINDU FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

November: KONFRIEJARIES-PEOPLE’S FAIR. Paramaribo.

November 25: INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS.

Uruguay

April 12-19: HOLY WEEK SERVICES AND PROCESSIONS.

August: LIVESTOCK FAIR Montevideo.

Venezuela

April 19: NATIONAL HOLIDAY.

May-September: MUSICALS OF THE CROSS. Caracas.

June 18: CORPUS CHRISTI DAY. San Francisco de Yare,

July 5: INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY

July 24: BOLIVAR’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Parades, fireworks.

August: NATIONAL FESTIVAL AND FAIR. Tariba.

September; LA TURA DANCE. El Vegon, Flacon.

Late December: GREAT PRE-CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. Fireworks, “aquinaldos.”