Meeting of Copleros

1st or 2nd Saturday January

The meeting first took place in 1984 and since then, year after year, “copleros” (singers of popular folk songs) from all over the Quebrada de Humahuaca and Puna area have come together to value and preserve this local poetic expression.

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Pachamama Celebration

and Goat Cheese Competition
First weekend February

The festivities begin with civic ceremonies, a gaucho parade, and the traditional lunch. The Goat Cheese Competition is also part of an effort to preserve ancient traditions.

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Meeting of Comadres

Thursday before Carnival February

During this event, lifelong bonds of solidarity and respect are established between “comadres” (i.e. between a child´s mother and their godmother).

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Movable date February

Colorful costumes, comparsas (parading groups) and traditional dances, are the popular cultural expressions that visitors will find all around.

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Holly Week

March / April April

During this celebration, religious rites intermingle with traditional pre-hispanic customs.

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Saint Anne

July 26th July

A fair is organized at the main square where miniature objects are displayed following an ancient religious tradition related to the Virgin´s childhood.

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Pachamama Worship Day

August 1st August

The Worship of Pachamama is an Incaic tradition which has strongly survived in the province of Jujuy. People from La Quebrada and La Puna have been venerating Pachamama for centuries.

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Santa Rosa de Lima

August 30th August

This is the village´s patron saint and first American saint. She is venerated with civic ceremonies, attended by numerous political and religious figures of the province, a mass in her honor and “misachicos” (small religious processions by villagers) joined by “sikuri” bands.

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Students´ Festival

Movable day September

In Purmamarca, high school students crown their spring queen and make a paper-flowered parade float .

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Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

Or All Souls´ Day
2 de Noviembre Noviembre

The rituals that take place during this day are part of the locals' beliefs about death and its meaning. The unique and distinctive mixture of Catholic and pagan elements cannot be found in any other celebration.

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Adoration of Nativity Scenes

From December 20th through January 6th December

On December 8th, Day of the Virgin Mary, every family or institution sets up a nativity scene and gets ready for welcoming the faithful and celebrating the Coming of Baby Jesus.

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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 24th and 25th December

In South America, Christmas is celebrated with equal or greater solemnity than in Europe; it is an outstandingly colorful festivity, particularly among indigenous communities in which Christianity is deeply rooted.

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