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Festival de la Tirana

La Tirana Festival

Each July nearly 200,000 people descend upon the tiny town of La Tirana to celebrate its namesake festival. Beginning on July 12 and ending on July 18, the La Tirana Festival is one of Chile's most important and well-known cultural festivals. This religious celebration is based in Chile's Catholic roots and honors the Virgin of Carmen, the patron saint of Chile. Day and night throughout the festival, worshippers, congregations, musicians and dancers dressed in traditional clothing perform in Carmen's honor.