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“Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia": The 2014 "National Harvest Festival"

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March 1, 2014 to March 11, 2014

“FIESTA NACIONAL DE LA VENDIMIA”:

THE ARGENTINIAN HARVEST FESTIVAL, BIGGEST WORLDWIDE WINE CELEBRATION

 

Many people wonder to know what is the “National Harvest Festival” attraction and appeal. And it´s always hard to explain. Because that is those kind of events you really need to be there and join the locals to understand the experience, the attraction and seduction of this enormous festival during 10 hole days in Mendoza. In this videos you can have a little bit of the spirit of “Vendimia”

 

THE HISTORY:

Every year since 1936, on the first weekend of March, Mendoza receives thousands of tourists that share this major celebration with the locals. More than 1,000 artists perform at the Fray Romero Day natural amphitheater and around 70,000 people attend the show that pays tribute to the harvest. Live intense days with parades, music and art celebrations, with more than 300,000 people celebrating life through wine. Those celebrations will definitely enrich your journey: in Mendoza, the wine festive spirit will gets under your skin.

This one-of-a-kind event is one of the most important national festival in Argentina and a world-famous celebration: in 2011 the National Geographic Magazine recognized it as the 2° “Top 10 Harvest Festivals” all over the world.

 

THE 2014 SCHEDULE:

DAY

FESTIVITIE

WHAT´S THE CELEBRATION?

 

SUNDAY 2.3.14.

“The fruit´s blessing”

The beginning of the Celebrations in an religious and traditional ceremony.

 
 

MONDAY 3.3.14.

“Young Harvest Festival”

Rock, dance and modern music & arts

 
 

TUESDAY 4.3.14

“Harvest in Arena” with wine tasting of “Best of Mendoza´s wine tourism”

Wine, music and food tastings

 

TO THURSDAY 6.3.14.

 

WEDNSDAY 5.3.14.

“Vintage Festival at the Airport”

Mendoza´s Philarmonic Orquesta

 
 

FRIDAY 7.3.14.

“Queen´s White Way”

Queen´s parade

 
 

SATURDAY 8.3.14 

Queen´s Carrousel.

Queen´s parade + gauchos parade

 
 

SATURDAY 8.3.14

Main festivity of the National Harvest Festival.

1000 artist on stage celebrating life thought wine. With the election of the new Harvest Queen. Great firework show.

 

SUNDAY 9.3.14

Repetition of the Main festivity.

Repetition and music show with best pop, rock & melodical artist.

 
 

MONDAY 10.3.14

Repetition of the Main festivity.

Repetition and music show with best pop, rock & melodical artist.

 
 

TUESDAY 11.3.14

Repetition of the Main festivity.

Repetition and music show with best pop, rock & melodical artist.

 
 

 

CUISINE AND WINE

You will be amazed by the rich multicultural gastronomic influence in Mendoza, full of delicious dishes that include contributions from the italian, spanish and native cuisine: you will be invited to try typical “criollo” cuisine in all its variants and also discover modern and sophisticated gourmet restaurants and the most traditional canteens -the popular barbecue grills-, in perfect armony with a glass of wine.

 

Come and visit the land of Malbec!

Experience your emotions in world wine capital.

 

 

GETTING TO MENDOZA IN “ARGENTINIAN HARVEST FESTIVAL” TIME

We strongly recommend booking in advance for this Festival. Contact your travel agency and ask for the best way to have your reservations. This is the Mendoza´s most visited time in the year.

The best option for international tourist is by plane. Mendoza has daily connections with the 2 most important airports in the region: Buenos Aires (120 minutes fly) and Santiago of Chile (40 minutes fly). Mendoza connects with more than 143 flights a week.

Mendoza offers 32.554 beds in more than 800 different accommodations: 5* and 4* HOTELS, LUXURY WINE LODGES and BOUTIQUE HOTELS.

 

WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Facebook: Ministerio de Turismo Mza.
  • Twitter: @espiritumendoza | @elgranbrindis
  • Youtube: Ministerio de Turismo Mendoza

 

 

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