Tag Archives: holidays

Today we Celebrate ‘el Día del Melón con Vino’

Feliz Día del Melón con Vino! Happy Melon with Wine Day! Chile has a couple holidays celebrating their food and drink culture, like “el día del completo” or “el día de la piscola”. Today is yet another day, and excuse, to drink up and pay homage to Chile’s Fruit and Wine Gods with el melon con vino, a refreshing summertime favorite. […]

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How to Celebrate las Fiestas Patrias in Chile

It’s Fiestas Patrias in Chile week! Chilean independence festivities take place all over the country for the entire month and they commemorate the declaration of Chilean independence, and, most importantly, celebrating Chile’s rich history, culture, and national identity with parades, festivals, parties, barbecues, music, dancing, food, drinks, and the list goes on. There are two national holidays, the 18th commemorates the proclamation of […]

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Celebrating 4th of July in Chile

During holidays like the 4th of July, I’ve been asked how we celebrate in the US. My US Independence Day celebrations seem a little boring compared to the Chilean counterpart that turns into a week-long celebration with barbecue hopping, unlimited empanadas, ever-flowing wine and chicha, cueca dancing, and tons of festivities all over the nation. In the US, I would maybe […]

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Thanksgiving in Chile Fail

Turkey Day, as it is colloquially called, is one of my favorite holidays. Not because I believe all that rubbish about peace and fraternity between Native Americans and Pilgrims, it’s primarily because I enjoy spending time with my family as we remind ourselves to be grateful and appreciative of all the positive things in our lives. Thanksgiving is also one […]

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¿San Valentín?

Hoy en forma espontánea salió el tema de qué hacer el 14 de Febrero, de dónde ir a comer, de qué hacer. Mañana lamentablemente no vamos a estar juntos con Kitty y sólo nos quedará recordar lo que pudimos hacer el año pasado por primera vez y visualizar los que serán los futuros. Un compañero de trabajo me dijo, ¿Vas […]

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La Mañana del Año Nuevo

Las circunstancias obligan partir temprano desde Valparaíso a Santiago en la mañana de año nuevo. Después de una hora de dormir despierto apenas para intentar llegar al terminal de buses, con un pasaje confirmado hace más de una semana y sin opciones de volver más tarde. Caminando por el cerro se nota que ya están todos durmiendo por fin, aunque […]

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Santa God Is Coming to Town!

It has been 22 years that I have been on this earth, and every year I feel more and more at odds with the Christmas holiday. It’s not an aversion to Christianity / Jesus / religion, but it is the way Christmas is shifting in focus from a religious and cultural holiday to a materialistic festival. I know that this […]

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