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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Fiestas Patrias

Fiestas Patrias is the great national two-day holiday in Chile celebrating Independence Day, September 18, and Army Day, September 19. In the days preceding the holiday, fondas (fairs) pop up throughout Chile, and it is a popular time for Chilean rodeos. Huasos (cowboys) compete against one another by attempting to pin a calf against the wall of the medialuna, or arena, with their horse, and are awarded points based on which part of the horse is touching the calf. Because September marks the beginning of spring in Chile, Fiestas Patrias is also a popular occasion for kite flying. More...
Dialectrum
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One of very few countries that has a female president - Michelle Bachelet.

Feliz Fiestas Patrias!
rossalicia
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:15:02 AM

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Chilean Medialuna (arena) and rodeo

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TB Turtle
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:58:08 PM

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I love a good rodeo. And think all rodeos are good. However, the kite thing, how do they not cut their hands while getting the thing airborne? Is it really good sportsmanship to win by sabotage? Yes, I'm a confused American.
monamagda
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Gary98
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:35:33 PM

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TB Turtle wrote:
I love a good rodeo. And think all rodeos are good. However, the kite thing, how do they not cut their hands while getting the thing airborne? Is it really good sportsmanship to win by sabotage? Yes, I'm a confused American.


By bravely saying you are confused at times you are already smarter than 90 percent of us. The rest of us never got confused and knows nothing.Think
nkelsey
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:05:33 PM
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Applause
monamagda
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015 6:32:04 AM

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Happy Independence Day, Chile!



After eight years of war (1810 – 1818) Chile’s Declaration of Independence was signed on February 12, 1818.

The signing came a day and a year after the decisive victory of Chilean troops against Spain in the battle of Chacabuco.

Bernardo O’Higgins becomes the first president of the Republic of Chile.

Chileans celebrate independence day on September 18. This is the date (September 18, 1810) of Chile’s proclamation of an independent government.

Chilean wine (reds of all varieties) are the most heavily consumed beverages during the (Fiestas Patrias) festive days leading up to the 18th of September in Chile.

Chileans love their wine and it really shows around September 18 every year.
azbnb
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As a grandmother, I'm hoping they are using safety goggles when they kite fight! All that glass in the air and everyone looking up gives me the willies!

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Happy Fiestas Patrias, Chile!
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