The Festival of the Virgin of La Tirana – Virgin of Carmen (la fiesta de La Virgen de La Tirana) 2024

When: Monday, July 15, 2024 - Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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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.


For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in La Tirana and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Event Related Information

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Chile Travel
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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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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.
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