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Grape Harvest Festival in Mendoza

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Grape Harvest festival in Argentina

The Grape Harvest Festival is the most important popular celebration in Mendoza. At this province in the Cuyo region, the grape harvest festivities are part of the folklore that manages to get winegrowers, as well as the workers of the vine and the soil, and the rest of society together.

Main celebrations of the 2014 Grape Harvest Festival in Mendoza City will be held between March 2nd (Sunday) and 11th (Tuesday), as follows:

Grape Harvest Festival 2014 Dates
March 2nd, Sunday Prado Gaucho
March 7th, Friday Streets of Mendoza
March 8th, Saturday Streets of Mendoza
March 8th, Saturday Frank Romero Day Greek Theater
March 9th, Sunday Frank Romero Day Greek Theater
March 10th, Monday Frank Romero Day Greek Theater
March 11th, Tuesday Frank Romero Day Greek Theater
Note: Given that these dates might be subject to change, we recommend to confirm them before setting off towards this event.

A popular festival indeed, the grape harvest in Mendoza has all the necessary ingredients (magic, customs, hope, rites, superstition, beliefs, meals, festivals and more) for the ritual to be repeated and to have more and more followers year after year. What started inside each winery was later supported by various areas in the government and the most prestigious institutions in the province, which soon led this celebration to be considered as the National Grape Harvest Festival.

Fotos - PhotosGrape Harvest Festival: The Queen's White Way (photo: Pablo Etchevers)

Video Video: "Grape Harvest Festival" (camera Jorge González - edition: Eduardo Epifanio)
The 2014 Grape Harvest Festival will be held in March, from Sunday 2nd to Tuesday 11, in the City of Mendoza

Ever since 1936, and with increasing attendance year after year, various moments have become the protagonists: from the Fruit Blessing to the night parade of the districts queens in their floats along the streets of the capital city.

As the famous Queens' Carousel gets past, the entire city and their followers appreciate the beauty of the young women in the daylight. In the meantime, the wine is poured into the glasses and shared by all the neighbors who come along to discover who will be their next sovereign.

The main show is held at the already famous Frank Romero Day Greek Theater, an emblematic stage where the election of the queen has been carried out for years and the audience enjoys one of the most important events in the country, with over a thousand performers, unique lighting and effects for such a number of guests.

For all these reasons, the National Grape Harvest Festival is one of the most popular events in Argentina. One has to be there, at least once in a lifetime, to understand this unconditional love a people feels for wine.


 
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The First Queen

The First Queen
The celebrations of 1936 crowned the first Grape Harvest Queen. Delia Larrive Escudero, from Godoy Cruz, was the lucky girl and her beauty paved the way for many followers from the entire province to dispute over the coveted position year after year.

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