LATINAMERICA FESTIVAL CALENDAR


Argentina Flag
Festival Date
January
New Year. Floating Holiday 1
National Festival of Chacarera 1 and 2
Festival for the Opening Summer Season 7 to 9
February
Gualeguaychú 5, 12, 19 and 26
Handmade carnivals of Lincoln 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19 y 20
March
Easter - Good Friday 24 and 25
International films festival 10 to 20
Chile flag
Festival Date
January
New Year 1
San Sebastián de Yumbel 20
February
February 2 Virgen de la Candelaria (Copiapo) 2
Semana Santa
Sunday after Easter Sunday Cuasimodo
(Santiago area)
May
Labor Day End of May Corpus Christi 1
Battle of Iquique 21
Ecuador Flag
Festival Date
January
National holiday 1
Ambato (Tungurahua) - Epiphany 6
February
Mira (Carchi)
Charity Virgin Festivity, dances, ball games
fireworks, jump of the bonfire
1
Amazon & Galapagos Day
Amazon´s River discovery anniversary. Civic events
12
Civicism & National Unity Day 27
March
Atuntaqui (Imbabura)
Representation of the Via Crucis (Calvary) in the
Good Friday’s night
3
Gualaceo (Azuay)
The Peach Festival , fruit and flower exposition,
raft in the Santa Barbara river
4
Saraguro (Loja) Fruit festivity 30
Bolivia Flag
Festival Date
January
New Year 1
Alasitas (La Paz) 24
February
Virgen de la Candelaria (Copacabana) 2
Carnaval and La Diablada (Oruro La Paz and
other locations)
February or March
Carnaval (Santa Cruz) February or March
Local Holiday (Oruro) 22
March
Good Friday and Easter March or April
Phuyllay (Tarabuco) Second Sunday in March
Costa Rica Flag
Festival Date
January
New Year’s Day 1
San José: Copa del Café.  
Santa Cruz, Guanacaste:
Santo Cristo de Esquipulas.

 
February
Buenos Aires in the Southern Zone:
Fiesta of the Diablitos.
 
March
San Antonio de Escazú:
Día del Boyero (Ox-Cart Driver’s Day)
 
San José:
National Orchid Show International Arts Festival
Carrera de la Paz (marathon attracts as many as a thousand runners)
 
Ujarrás:
Fiesta of the Virgin de Ujarrás, religious procesión
 
Mexico Flag
Festival Date
January
Emancipation Day (African-American, United States) 1
Feast of St. Basil (Christian, Orthodox) 1
Japanese New Year (Japan) 1
Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday (Sikh) 5
Epiphany (Christian) 6
Three Kings' Day (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic) 6
The Nativity of Jesus Christ (Christian, Orthodox) 7
Eid al-Adha (Islamic, Muslim) 10
Lohri (Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh) 13
World Religion Day (Baha'i) 15
India Republic Day 26
Chinese Lunar New Year (China, Korea, Taiwan,
Vietnam)
29
Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnam) 29
Al Hijra - Muslim New Year 31
February
Black History Month (African-American) 1
Candlemas (Christian) 2
Imbolc (Wiccan) 2
Anniversary of the Constitution - Mexican
Independence Day (Mexico)
5
Ashura (Islamic, Muslim) 9
Lantern Festival (Taiwan) 12
Tu b'Shvat or Tu B'Shevat* (Jewish, Israel) 13
Flag Day (Mexico) 24
Mardi Gras (United States) 28
Cuba Flag
Festival Date
January
New Years Day and Liberation Day. Anniversary
of the Triumph of the Revolution
1
Epiphany 3
wise men 3
The Havana International Book Fair Jan - feb
February
The Cigar Festival  
March
Holy Week - Easter March - Apil
San José de la Montaña
celebrated in the Paraíso area
19
Brasil Flag
Festival Date
January
New Year 1
Festa de Iemanjá 1
Procissão de Senhor Bom Jesus dos Navegantes 1
Folia de Reis 1 - 20
Epiphany 6
Lavagem do Bonfim Second Thursday
Senhor Bom Jesus dos Navegantes Second Sunday
NS de Nazaré 24 - Feb 2
February
Festa de Iemanjá 2
Grande Vaquejada do Nordeste  
Lavagem da Igreja de Itapoã February or March
Shrove Tuesday February or March
Carnaval February or March
March
Good Friday and Easter March or April
Panama Flag
Festival Date
January
New Year’s Day 1
Martyrs’ Day
9
February
Carnival Last Weekend
Ash Wednesday 25
March / April
Holy Thursday  
Good Friday  
Easter Monday  
May
Labour Day 1
Guatemala Flag
Festival Date
January
Catholic Pilgrimage to Esquipulas 1 - 15
February
Celebrations for Candelaria Virgin in Suchitepéquez 1 - 12
March
Regional Holiday in Morales, Izabal 15 - 21
Easter week  
April
Easter week  
May
All month: Regional holiday to the "Sacre coeur"
in Comitancillo, San Marcos
Regional holiday in Amatitlán 1 - 7
Celebrations and processions of Virgin Mary
on the Lake
3
Venezuela Flag
Festival Date
January
New Year 1
February
Virgen de la Candelaria 2
Carnaval
March
Semana Santa March or April
April
Declaration of Independence 19
May
Día de los trabajadores 1
La Cruz de Mayo May or June
Los Diablos Danzante on Corpus Cristi May or June
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