Scenes from a Fiestas Patrias Chilean Rodeo

This time last week I was in Chile on Fiestas Patrias at a rodeo in el campo {the country}. Fiestas Patrias is the Chilean Independence day, which is different from our 4th of July festivities as it is a week long celebration and most of the city, schools and work close down so everyone can enjoy the holiday.

The Fiestas Patrias celebration is an expression of Chilean culture – traditional activities include going to a rodeo, dancing la cueca, tons of food, drink and BBQ! The Chileans enjoy the Eat, Drink & Be Merry motto during the September 18th festivities – so obviously since we were visiting during the holiday we had to join in on the fun.

Here are some pictures from the day we spent at the Chilean rodeo on Fiestas Patrias:

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Chilean Flags in the morning sunCowboyscaballerosarrested ring toss for booze ring tossmoney beer tossball throwfun and games

Boots

Hats Horse Stuff Dancingall the candyTrufflesParachuteUp in the Airgreat view of the andes Ride FunPapas FritasDay at the Rodeo rodeo daySistersMeat Cooking cooking meatTerremotoStriped Dress

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Have you ever enjoyed a holiday in another country?

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  • Reply Patty O September 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Looks like a great event – you were lucky to be able to join in on the fun on such a special day! Love the photos!

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