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A long, long time, the plants still had flowers. At that time lived in a beautiful southern girl named tehuelche Kospi, soft hair and sweet brown eyes.

A stormy afternoon, when the flash of lightning lit up every corner of the earth, Karut (thunder), leaning out stared at the entrance at Kau (canopy) of their parents.
Kospi

The coat of the Province of Santa Cruz is not only the symbol of the most representative of its soil, but it symbolizes the most precious of the traditions of the people aónikenk Chonek.

One of the few mountains to which you know the name imposed by the primitive inhabitants, is the Chalten, Fitz Roy called by the white man.


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Argentina, a country of extremes. You get the impression that I carry with me since I've known to quattro'occhi.
Nicest people that you open the door and heart to the flight or cafonazzi that stimulate the hidden desire to take a hand.
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Los Glaciares (which in Spanish means "Glaciers") is a National Park that is located in the province of Santa Cruz, in Patagonia, Argentina.

It covers an area of ​​4459 km ² in 1981 was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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The Puna Argentina is a great similar to Tibet plateau and the Atacama Desert, with an average height of 3800 m.

It extends from the mid-west of the province of Catamarca to northwestern Jujuy West half of the provinces of Salta and Jujuy understanding.


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The disinterment and burial of carnival is an ancient rite celebrated by the peoples of Northern Argentina.
Beliefs, myths and dancing are part of this singular popular tradition.

Disinterment of Carnival .
During January and February, carnival is the great protagonist of Tilcara.
tilcara carnival

This celebration is to be witnessed in order to grasp its real sense. Who was Güemes?

Why have the people of Salta loved him so much for so long? Who were and still are his gauchos? We stayed at the right place to understand this beautiful story of everlasting love and loyalty.

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Every year on June 17th, the City of Salta dresses up for a celebration that pays tribute to the most remarkable citizens.

They are none others than the gauchos of Güemes and the memory of their beloved commander, Martín Miguel de Güemes.

He was a true national hero born on February 8th, 1785. His decision to keep on fighting for the then fragile national independence was so firm that it is thanks to him and his men that today we can see our national flag fluttering in the sky.

Gauchos of Güemes Parade

The night before the parade, stokers assemble for an all-night vigil just right at his great monument.

There, at the foot of San Bernardo Hill, the followers of this military leader gather during a cold night in Salta to start the ritual of the bonfires which, year after year, appeals more enthusiasts from all the corners of the country.

Gauchos of Güemes Parade

There, the bonfires are lit and everyone anxiously expects the rising sun to cram the streets and demonstrate their support in front of the main stage.

The spirit of his men is evident in the celebrations, where men, women and children wearing black and red outfits feel the homage as their own.

Gauchos of Güemes Parade

The culmination of the parade comes when participants of several formations and forces -wearing their corresponding outfits and bearing their weapons- get to the main stand, where different national and provincial authorities expect their patriotic salute.

Although there are gauchos from all around our country, most of them come from Northern Argentina and especially from all the corners of the Province of Salta.

Gauchos of Güemes Parade

The Lady of Miracles is carried on a special cart to be worshiped along the parade route by every attendant. Several local schools, including kindergarten with their little children and teachers are also present in this event.

On several occasions, the Argentinian President and some of his ministers along with some notable foreign people have attended the parade and the main performance.

For some years, people from Salta and Northern Argentina have been fighting for this date to be declared a National Holiday, which would be a fair decision.

Gauchos of Güemes Parade

An unforgettable party blending the light blue and white hues of our flag and the red and black colors of this real national hero, to whom the whole people of Salta pay tribute every year on June 17th.

Gauchos of Güemes Parade

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A long time ago, among the Mapuche people, there was a chief called Copahue. He is said to have taken part in many wars, but that he fought his greatest battle alone and for love.
One day, he heard that Pirepillán, the snow fairy, was captive on the top of the Domuyo Volcano and a fierce tiger and a monstrous two-headed condor would not let anybody approach her. Copahue said goodbye to his men at the foot of the Domuyo and began to go up alone.
Once near the summit, he saw the yearned glow breaking out from a crack, but a red cougar -huge and furious- pounced on him. One hit of his spear threw the animal downhill.
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-You've come at last, Copahue- said Pirepillán holding his hand. Copahue leaned down to hold her, but a condor attacked them with awful pecks. Then Copahue picked up his small knife and with two blows, he cut off the bird's head, which fell down dead to his feet.
Copahue led Pirepillán to his people and they lived as man and wife for many years. But his people never accepted the foreigner, the daughter of the mountain who had taken the chief away from his people and returned him without any yearn for glory, without the mood for war. When the Chillimapus defeated them and killed Copahue in a battle, the hatred against Pirepillán was unleashed. One night, they went for her at her tepee and pushed her to the end of the valley. Condemned to die, Pirepillán called the deadman who had once saved her with all her strength:
- Copaaaahueeeeee!
The scream seemed to make the Mapuches even more furious, who hurried to knock her down and made the snow fairy's transparent blood spring out. And in the very spot where she died, at the foot of the mount, her melted body continued to flow down converted into healing water.
Fragments from Leyendas de la Patagonia (Legends from Patagonia), Julia Saltzmann.
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