Typical Festivals and Events
Fiesta de La Pampilla
In the city of Coquimbo, this is the most massive celebrations of Independence Day. La Pampilla receives each year more than 100 thousand people who come to celebrate. In her numerous national and international artists, both popular and folk singers are presented and there is a wide range of activities for those attending. There is also an area devoted to the sale of domestic and international products of all kinds.
Virgen de Andacollo
It is one of the most characteristic folk festivals in the region, and one of the oldest and massive religious festivals Chile. The veneration and celebration of the Virgen del Rosario de Andacollo is divided into two stages. A girl called Party, held the first Sunday in October on the eve of the second celebration, and the Fiesta Grande, which takes place between the 24th, 25th and 26th December.
The most important day of the celebration is the 26th, when held after the Mass, the Virgin is paraded through the village. The importance of this day is that the December 26, 1901, under Pope Leo XIII, the chair of German Riesco and the Bishop of La Serena, Florencio Fontecilla was canonically crowned the venerated image. The image was decorated with a gold crown, a sign of his miracles and the important devotion to her was manifested.
Virgen del Rosario
With antique and traditional songs it manifests on 8 January in the town of Diaguitas devotion to the Virgen del Rosario. A feast and a procession close this celebration.
Señor de la Tierra
The second Sunday of January is celebrated in the foothills town of Cunlagua, near Salamanca, the Feast of the Lord of the Earth, one of the most important of the commune and in which one can appreciate the agricultural and livestock tasks.
Grape Harvest Festival in the Enqui Valley
Throughout February in Vicuña vintage with dancing, music and country activities are held. In Paihuano traditional festivals, such as pampilla summer night stars and the Festival of the Voice of the grape they are made.
Artistic meeting Combarbalá
During Holy Week in the town of Combarbala, people dedicated to the exploitation of stone combarbalita a meeting of national and regional painters and sculptors is performed.