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Fiesta Santo Tomas

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When & Where Fiesta Santo Tomas is a South American festival which usually takes place during the third week of December in the town of Chicchicastenango (Also know as Chichi) in Guatemala: the festival lasts a week and ends on Saint Tomas day which is 21st December.

What to expect This Latin America festival has parades, traditional dances an scores of fireworks displays. The highlight of this festival is when locals scale a 100ft pole tied at the hands or ankles with a rope (to the pole). This occurs near Iglesia De Santo Tomas. This pole dance or Palo Volador as locals call it is death defying as many locals don't tie the rope to their body.

Getting there Book a flight into Guatemala airport here

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Chichi Santo Tomas Fiesta

Where to stay Book your accommodation for Fiesta de Santo Tomas well in advance as it's a small town. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Chichi available here.

Guatemala Santo Tomas FiestaHistory

This religous festival is a mix between Mayan and Christian beliefs. The Mayans welcome winter and it's legendary Christmas messenger: Olentzero. It also coincides with Saint Tomas’s (Santo Tomas) Day on the 21st of December.

Fiesta Grande Chile

What to Expect Thousands of pilgrims arrive in the days leading up to the Fiesta De La Virgen De La Rosario creating a unique atmosphere in the town of Andacollo. The Fiesta Grande Andacollo Ceremonies include religious dances by traditional dancers in the basilica as well as the secular festivities such as cockfighting, horseracing, food markets and of course drinking the local stuff.

Getting there Book a flight into Santiago and other airports in Chile here

Accommodation in Andacollo Chile

Where to stay Book your accommodation for Fiesta Grande in advance as it's a small town. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Andacollo available here.

History Of Fiesta Virgen Del Rosario

History

This Bolivian Fiesta celebrates the miracles of the Virgen Del Rosario and the Niño Dios de Sotaquí : Christ Child of Sotaqui. For instance a smallpox epidemic besieged the town in 1871 claiming dozens of lives in a matter of days but was intervened and ceased by the Virgen.


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