PEASANT AND RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS
PARTY OF THE CHUPALLA
Second weekend of September
Since 2006 is celebrated in Ninhue the costumbrista party of the Chupalla. In this party you can learn about the Chupalla process, admire and purchase this and other local products in the various craft positions, visit the fair agroproductiva, greyhound dog races, enjoy the typical gastronomy and entertain yourself by attending creole competitions And folk shows
PARTY OF THE CUELCHA
Third weekend of January
From the year 2014 is celebrated in the rural sector of Antiquereo in the commune of Trehuaco the costumbrista party of the Cuelcha. The activity seeks to rescue the peasant traditions. In this party you can enjoy the competition of mattresses, races to the Chilean, hopscotch and a great artistic show.
PARTY OF THE TRILLA A YEGUA SUELTA
January - February
It is a popular costumbrista party that is realized in Portezuelo, San Nicholas, Ninhue, Trehuaco and Quirihue. This is one of the oldest peasant traditions introduced by the Spanish during the colony. It shows the process in which the grain of the wheat straw is separated from the trampling of horses’ hooves and mares by running in circles in the Age.
PARTY OF THE ROSARIO
Third week of October
The festival is celebrated for more than a century, it is integrated by religious activities and costumbristas, with the aim of rendering honors to Virgen del Rosario. This party brings together up to 15,000 people in Ninhue Township.
PARTY OF THE CRUZ DEL TRIGO
This feast is held in the fields during the day of San Francisco. The peasants toast and dance around the cross placed on the wheat after the blessing of this.
PARTY OF THE VENDIMIA
First and second week of April
The Harvest Festival of the Itata Valley is the most southern of the Central Valley of Chile. It is an activity of distraction and fun that is celebrated during the harvest of the vinifera grapes emphasizing in this zone the country strain, Moscatel de Alexandria, Country and Cinsault.