The Festival of the Virgin of La Tirana – Virgin of Carmen (la fiesta de La Virgen de La Tirana) 2019

When: Monday, July 15, 2019 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Carnival in Chile
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The town La Tirana that is located about 70 km from the north county town Iquique, holds every year a festive festival in honor of the Virgen del Carmen.
 
The festival hosts, every year, about 200,000-250,000 visitors. It suggests in addition to religious ceremonies, diverse colorful events as dance and singing shows where the celebrators are dressed in colored traditional cloths, according to the local culture and tradition.
 
Thousands of people, local and tourists pour into town and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time.
 
The visitors can enjoy local instrumental music, watch dance performances and parades. All the events are a fascinating combination of Indian cultures, Creoles and Mestizos culture. (Mestizos – mixed-breed Indians and Europeans, Afro-Chileans). This fascinating combination ensures a unique cultural experience.
 
The festival’s specific information, how to get and more, is present in the festival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Chile Travel
+56 2 2731 8336

Country Information

Capital:
Santiago
Currency:
Chilean peso
Voltage and Frequency:
220V - 240V , 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+57
Time Zone:
UTC−3 and −5 (CLT and EASTc)
Language:
Spanish
Location:
Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru
Tourist website:
Climate:
temperate; desert in north; Mediterranean in central region; cool and damp in south
Chile background and overview
Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the Inca ruled northern Chile while an indigenous people, the Mapuche, inhabited central and southern Chile. Although Chile declared its independence in 1810, it did not achieve decisive victory over the Spanish until 1818. In the War of the Pacific (1879-83), Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia to win its present northern regions. In the 1880s, the Chilean central government gained control over the central and southern regions inhabited by the Mapuche. After a series of elected governments, the three-year-old Marxist government of Salvador ALLENDE was overthrown in 1973 by a military coup led by General Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a democratically-elected president was inaugurated in 1990. Sound economic policies, maintained consistently since the 1980s, contributed to steady growth, reduced poverty rates by over half, and helped secure the country's commitment to democratic and representative government. Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles befitting its status as a stable, democratic nation.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
057
Longitude:
-69.666667°
Latitude:
-20.35°

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