List of Festivals in Venezuela

May Velorio de la Cruz de Mayo -  The cross of May. (Caracas and Carúpano, & many provincial towns, 3rd)San Antonio del Táchira (San Antonio del Táchira, 13th - 20th)San Isidro (Maracaibo and Mérida, 15th)Los Diablos Danzantes (San Francisco de Yare)June Fiesta de San Juan (Curiepe, Miranda State, 23rd)Fiestas de La Virgen (La Asunción, Margarita)June San Antonio (St. Anthony of Padua) is celebrated on or around June 13Corpus ChristiLos Diablos de Yare - the main cities of the Federal District, Aragua state, Miranda state, and Cojedes stateSan Juan Bautista  patron saint to many people on the central Caribbean coast, who celebrate the Saint’s feast day from June 23 to June 25.Feast of John the Baptist (June 24). In Venezuela, the celebrations in honor of Saint John the Baptist have singular importance from the colonial time to the present, mainly in those Afro-Venezuelan populations. Thepueblos around Caracas go wild to the beat of an African drum with exuberant dancing,  The feast runs through June and includes erotic rites, purification rituals and divination.Parranda de San Pedro takes place on June 29 in the town of Guatire. July Batalla de Matasiete (La Asunción, Margarita, 31st)August Fiesta del Orinoco (Cuidad Bolívar)Feria de las Flores (Caripe, 2nd – 12th)Asunción de la Virgen (Carúpano 15th and La Asunción, Margarita, 14th - 15th)Virgin of El Carmen day (July 16). Masses, processions, and celebrations in the Vargas state just east of CaracusSeptember Fiesta de La Virgen de Coromoto (Guanare, 8th)Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Valle (Margarita, 8th –15th)October Virgen del Rosario (Maracaibo, 5th)Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Caripe, 10th –12th)El Hatillo Music Festival (15km southeast of Caracas)  Popular performers gather in the town’s central square, Plaza Bolívar and other venues, and perform folk, jazz and rock music (Oct/Nov)Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño (+1 582 574 9112).November Santos y Fideles Difuntos (Cumana, 2nd)Feria de Valencia (Valencia, 15th – 22nd)Feria de la Chinita (Maracaibo, 18th)Fair of the Chinese (November) in MaracaiboDecember Many businesses and commercial establishments close from the December 24 to January 1, inclusive.December 28 Feast of the Holy Innocents. The Catholic church commemorates the 8th day of the birth of Jesus, with the death of the Holy Innocents, in honor of the children assassinated by order of the King Herod.December 28 is also a day for pranks, equivalent to April Fool's Day in many countries. Prank victims are called inocentes.San Benito el Moro The feast of San Benito (St. Benedict the Moor) is celebrated during Christmas week and New Year’s Day. San Benito is the patron saint for the people around Lake Maracaibo. The music for his feast, at year’s end, is performed by ensembles of chimbagueles. The Saint appears as a black man, but with a Creole mixture of characteristics. He is also associated with drinking rum, and with appreciating beautiful womenFiesta de la Zaragoza (Barquisimeto, 28th) 

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List of Festivals in Venezuela
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May 

Velorio de la Cruz de Mayo -  The cross of May. (Caracas and Carúpano, & many provincial towns, 3rd)
San Antonio del Táchira (San Antonio del Táchira, 13th - 20th)
San Isidro (Maracaibo and Mérida, 15th)
Los Diablos Danzantes (San Francisco de Yare)
June Fiesta de San Juan (Curiepe, Miranda State, 23rd)
Fiestas de La Virgen (La Asunción, Margarita)

June 

San Antonio (St. Anthony of Padua) is celebrated on or around June 13

Corpus Christi
Los Diablos de Yare - the main cities of the Federal District, Aragua state, Miranda state, and Cojedes state

San Juan Bautista  patron saint to many people on the central Caribbean coast, who celebrate the Saint’s feast day 
from June 23 to June 25.

Feast of John the Baptist (June 24). 
In Venezuela, the celebrations in honor of Saint John the Baptist have singular importance from the colonial time to the present, mainly in those Afro-Venezuelan populations. Thepueblos around Caracas go wild to the beat of an African drum with exuberant dancing,  The feast runs through June and includes erotic rites, purification rituals and divination.
Parranda de San Pedro takes place on June 29 in the town of Guatire.
 
July 

Batalla de Matasiete (La Asunción, Margarita, 31st)
August Fiesta del Orinoco (Cuidad Bolívar)
Feria de las Flores (Caripe, 2nd – 12th)
Asunción de la Virgen (Carúpano 15th and La Asunción, Margarita, 14th - 15th)
Virgin of El Carmen day (July 16). Masses, processions, and celebrations in the Vargas state just east of Caracus

September 
Fiesta de La Virgen de Coromoto (Guanare, 8th)
Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Valle (Margarita, 8th –15th)

October 
Virgen del Rosario (Maracaibo, 5th)
Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Caripe, 10th –12th)
El Hatillo Music Festival (15km southeast of Caracas)  Popular performers gather in the town’s central square, Plaza Bolívar and other venues, and perform folk, jazz and rock music (Oct/Nov)Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño (+1 582 574 9112).

November 
Santos y Fideles Difuntos (Cumana, 2nd)
Feria de Valencia (Valencia, 15th – 22nd)
Feria de la Chinita (Maracaibo, 18th)
Fair of the Chinese (November) in Maracaibo

December 
Many businesses and commercial establishments close from the December 24 to January 1, inclusive.
December 28 Feast of the Holy Innocents. The Catholic church commemorates the 8th day of the birth of Jesus, with the death of the Holy Innocents, in honor of the children assassinated by order of the King Herod.
December 28 is also a day for pranks, equivalent to April Fool's Day in many countries. Prank victims are called inocentes.
San Benito el Moro The feast of San Benito (St. Benedict the Moor) is celebrated during Christmas week and New Year’s Day. San Benito is the patron saint for the people around Lake Maracaibo. The music for his feast, at year’s end, is performed by ensembles of chimbagueles. The Saint appears as a black man, but with a Creole mixture of characteristics. He is also associated with drinking rum, and with appreciating beautiful women
Fiesta de la Zaragoza (Barquisimeto, 28th) 

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