List of Festivals in Paraguay

1 MayDía del Trabajo (Labor Day). A public holiday in all Spanish-speaking countries.5 May (Mexico)Cinco de mayo. The anniversary of the victory of the state of Puebla against the French invasion of 1862. A public holiday.15 May (Paraguay)Día de la Independencia. A public holiday.25 May (Argentina)The anniversary of the May revolution of 1810.20 June (Argentina)Día de la Bandera (Argentinian National Day). A public holiday.(Colombia)Día de la Independencia A public holiday.24 JuneSan Juan (Feast of St John). Traditionally fires are lit on the night of San Juan in order to keep away the cold of winter. In some places, people jump over the fires and in others the faithful will try to walk through them barefoot. The custom is slowly dying out, but continues in many parts of the Spanish-speaking world.5 July (Venezuela)Día de la Independencia A public holiday.6-14 JulySanfermines The festival of el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.9 July (Argentina)Día de la Independencia A public holiday.25 JulyFiesta de Santiago (Feast of St James). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.28 July (Peru)Día de la Independencia A public holiday.6 August (Bolivia)Día de la Independencia A public holiday.10 August (Ecuador)Primer Grito de Independencia A public holiday commemorating the first cry of independence in 1809.17 August (Argentina)A public holiday to celebrate the anniversary of the death of the San Martín who liberated Argentina from Spanish rule in 1816.25 August (Uruguay)Día de la Independencia A public holiday.11 SeptemberDía Nacional de Cataluña Calendar of traditions, festivals, and holidays Catalonian National Day and a public holiday in Catalonia.13 September (Mexico)Commemoration of the Niños Héroes (child heroes) who fell while defending the castle of Chapultepec against European invaders in 1847.15 September (Mexico)Conmemoración de la Proclamación de la Independencia Throughout the country, at 11 o'clock at night, there is a communal shout, El Grito, in memory of Padre Hidalgo's cry of independence from the Spanish in the town of Dolores.18 September (Chile)Día de la Independencia A public holiday.12 OctoberDía de la Hispanidad A public holiday, this is also Columbus Day, which is celebrated in all Spanish-speaking countries, as well as the US, in commemoration of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492. In Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas, it is also called the Día de la Raza (literally, Day of the Race) in celebration of the mestizaje, the mingling of races, which gave birth to the populations of today.31 OctoberTodos los Santos (All Saints). People all over the Spanish-speaking world flock to the cemeteries on this and the following day el día de los Difuntos/Muertos to put flowers on the graves of relatives and friends and to remember the dead. In Mexico this is an important festival in which Catholic traditions are mixed with those of pre-Hispanic religions.10 November (Argentina)Fiesta de la Tradición This festival takes place throughout the country but is especially important in the town of San Antonio de Areco, near Buenos Aires. The capital also holds a festival in November, the Semana de Buenos Aires, in honor of its patron saint San Martín de Tours.20 November (Mexico)Día de la Revolución de 1910 A public holiday to celebrate the revolution of 1910.2 December (Mexico)Virgen de Guadalupe Celebrations are held in honor of the patron saint of the country, with music and dancers, in particular the concheros, who dance, wearing bells around their ankles, to the sound of stringed instruments and conches.25 DecemberNavidad (Christmas Day) A time of great religious celebration in all Spanish-speaking countries. In many places, re-enactments of the nativity are held, with a variety of traditions, parades, and costumes.28 DecemberDía de los Inocentes This is the equivalent to April Fool's Day. In most Spanish-speaking countries it is a day for playing tricks on people. And if you trick someone into lending you money for that day, you keep it and tell them que te lo paguen los Santos Inocentes (let the Holy Innocents pay you back).31 DecemberLa noche de Fin de Año This is often the occasion for parties, and at midnight the New Year is welcomed with much noise and merrymaking. In Spain and in many other Spanish-speaking countries, the families gather together twelve seconds before midnight para tomar las uvas (to see the New Year in by eating one grape on each chime of the clock) for good luck.   

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List of Festivals in Paraguay
Location: Paraguay
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1 May

Día del Trabajo (Labor Day). A public holiday in all Spanish-speaking countries.

5 May (Mexico)

Cinco de mayo. The anniversary of the victory of the state of Puebla against the French invasion of 1862. A public holiday.

15 May (Paraguay)

Día de la Independencia. A public holiday.

25 May (Argentina)

The anniversary of the May revolution of 1810.

20 June (Argentina)

Día de la Bandera (Argentinian National Day). A public holiday.

(Colombia)

Día de la Independencia A public holiday.

24 June

San Juan (Feast of St John). Traditionally fires are lit on the night of San Juan in order to keep away the cold of winter. In some places, people jump over the fires and in others the faithful will try to walk through them barefoot. The custom is slowly dying out, but continues in many parts of the Spanish-speaking world.

5 July (Venezuela)

Día de la Independencia A public holiday.

6-14 July

Sanfermines The festival of el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

9 July (Argentina)

Día de la Independencia A public holiday.

25 July

Fiesta de Santiago (Feast of St James). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.

28 July (Peru)

Día de la Independencia A public holiday.

6 August (Bolivia)

Día de la Independencia A public holiday.

10 August (Ecuador)

Primer Grito de Independencia A public holiday commemorating the first cry of independence in 1809.

17 August (Argentina)

A public holiday to celebrate the anniversary of the death of the San Martín who liberated Argentina from Spanish rule in 1816.

25 August (Uruguay)

Día de la Independencia A public holiday.

11 September

Día Nacional de Cataluña Calendar of traditions, festivals, and holidays Catalonian National Day and a public holiday in Catalonia.

13 September (Mexico)

Commemoration of the Niños Héroes (child heroes) who fell while defending the castle of Chapultepec against European invaders in 1847.

15 September (Mexico)

Conmemoración de la Proclamación de la Independencia Throughout the country, at 11 o'clock at night, there is a communal shout, El Grito, in memory of Padre Hidalgo's cry of independence from the Spanish in the town of Dolores.

18 September (Chile)

Día de la Independencia A public holiday.

12 October

Día de la Hispanidad A public holiday, this is also Columbus Day, which is celebrated in all Spanish-speaking countries, as well as the US, in commemoration of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492. In Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas, it is also called the Día de la Raza (literally, Day of the Race) in celebration of the mestizaje, the mingling of races, which gave birth to the populations of today.

31 October

Todos los Santos (All Saints). People all over the Spanish-speaking world flock to the cemeteries on this and the following day el día de los Difuntos/Muertos to put flowers on the graves of relatives and friends and to remember the dead. In Mexico this is an important festival in which Catholic traditions are mixed with those of pre-Hispanic religions.

10 November (Argentina)

Fiesta de la Tradición This festival takes place throughout the country but is especially important in the town of San Antonio de Areco, near Buenos Aires. The capital also holds a festival in November, the Semana de Buenos Aires, in honor of its patron saint San Martín de Tours.

20 November (Mexico)

Día de la Revolución de 1910 A public holiday to celebrate the revolution of 1910.

2 December (Mexico)

Virgen de Guadalupe Celebrations are held in honor of the patron saint of the country, with music and dancers, in particular the concheros, who dance, wearing bells around their ankles, to the sound of stringed instruments and conches.

25 December

Navidad (Christmas Day) A time of great religious celebration in all Spanish-speaking countries. In many places, re-enactments of the nativity are held, with a variety of traditions, parades, and costumes.

28 December

Día de los Inocentes This is the equivalent to April Fool's Day. In most Spanish-speaking countries it is a day for playing tricks on people. And if you trick someone into lending you money for that day, you keep it and tell them que te lo paguen los Santos Inocentes (let the Holy Innocents pay you back).

31 December

La noche de Fin de Año This is often the occasion for parties, and at midnight the New Year is welcomed with much noise and merrymaking. In Spain and in many other Spanish-speaking countries, the families gather together twelve seconds before midnight para tomar las uvas (to see the New Year in by eating one grape on each chime of the clock) for good luck.

 

 

 


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