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Fiestas Shoshana Fineman Fiestas in South America Fiestas in South America Holidays, fiestas, and festivals, whether religious or secular, hold a favored place in Latin American culture. Most holidays are the same as in the US Some unusual festivals: Cabolgata and Ferias Ferias

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shoshana fineman

Fiestas

Shoshana Fineman

fiestas in south america3
Fiestas in South America
  • Holidays, fiestas, and festivals, whether religious or secular, hold a favored place in Latin American culture.
  • Most holidays are the same as in the US
  • Some unusual festivals: Cabolgata and Ferias
ferias
Ferias

Ferias can be seen throughout South America. A feria is like a big fair or carnival. They have many stands, games, and also many cultural artifacts to check out!

cabalgata
Cabalgata

A fair once a year where the people show off their horses and ride throughout the city. The Cabalgata is the beginning to the feria. A usual number of horses is at least five hundred.

christmas in south america
Christmas in South America
  • In Venezuala Christmas begins on December 16.
  • Christmas Day in Peru is highlighted by a bullfight and a procession with the statue of the Virgin Mary
  • In Argentina on the eve of January 6th, children in place their shoes underneath the Christmas tree or beside their beds. They leave hay and water outside the house so the horses of the Magi who bring them their gifts will have a meal.
easter in south america
Easter in South America
  • In Peru Easter is the most important time of the year.
  • In some parts of South America there are parades held each day of the last week of lent.
great sites to check out
Great sites to check out!!
  • Feria
  • Easter
  • Christmas