From grape harvests to horse shows and vibrant fiestas, here is a round up of the most important festivals in Spain and Latin America this month.
Gaucho Festival, Tacuarembo
March 2 to 6
Considered the most important folk festival in Uruguay, this event features horse shows, folk music and traditional dances.
International Horse Fair, Texcoco
March 4 to April 3
This event offers open-air theatre, musical shows, and expositions of regional livestock and crafts.
Beer Festival, Barcelona
March 4 to 6
Aimed to spread the culture of high quality craft beer in Spain, this fifth edition will showcase more than 300 different beers.
Grape Harvest Festival, Santa Cruz
March 4 to 6
Fourteen wineries of the famed Colchagua valley join together celebrate the start of the harvest.
Grape Harvest Festival, Ica
March 4 to 13
The most important harvest festival in Peru also involves Marinera dance contests, horse shows and open-air parties.
Foundation of Trujillo
March 5 to 9
The municipality of Trujillo commemorates the date of installation of its first council with various cultural events.
Pukllay carnival, Andahuaylas
March 9 to 12
Communities from the Apurimac region gather together to celebrate their culture and folklore in an unique festival.
Ox Cart Parade, Escazú
Costa Rica celebrates its UNESCO world heritage recognized tradition with a parade of more than a hundred colourful ox carts.
Tango International Congress, Buenos Aires
March 13 to 19
The world’s most important tango event returns to Buenos Aires to offer classes, shows and seminars.
Las Fallas Celebration, Valencia
March 15 to 19
One of the most unique festivals in Spain, it escalates in degrees of spectacle until the final night, ‘La Nit de Foc’ – the Night of Fire.
Grape Harvest Festival, Curico
March 17 to 20
The oldest grape harvest festival in Chile features a cultural and gastronomic show around Curico valley’s wine route.
Handicraft Festival, Cordoba
March 18 to 27
This event features hundreds of exhibitors from different corners of Latin America, displaying unique handicrafts.
Chocolate Festival, Bariloche
March 24 to 27
Just a few days before Easter, Bariloche celebrate chocolate with multiple activities related to making and tasting.
*Please note that this list only includes some of the most important events in Spain and Latin America, it is by no means exhaustive at all. Dates might also be subject to change without notice, so always check twice when booking a trip to attend these festivals.
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