Monday, May 30, 2011

Random Photos

One evening we looked out and saw a long procession of about 2 thousand people marching down the street. We think it must be in preparation for a special soccer game at the stadium down the street. Below is a short video. It just shows the solidarity of these people when it comes to supporting their TEAM.
On our way checking the pensions in the Valle de Uco Zone, we passed the chapel in Cordon del Plata and thought I had better document it. It is a tin roofed warehouse painted white. In the small town is a gas station and three stores and our chapel.
25 Mayo is a holiday seriously celebrated in Argentina. It began with fireworks the night before. The holiday is celebrated with many musical events in the plazas, special food prepared just for that specific day, and artisan booths with crafts from the region.

The Argentina Bicentennial is a series of celebrations and observances celebrated on May 25, 2010, and throughout the year. They commemorated the 200th anniversary of the May Revolution, a sequence of historical events that led to the Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros' being ousted from office and replaced with the Primera Junta, the first national government.

Bicentennial celebrations began on Friday, May 21, in Buenos Aires, with millions of people in attendance, making it the biggest outdoor festivities Argentina has seen since it celebrated its return to democratic rule after seven years of military dictatorship in 1983 [1]

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