The province of Mendoza offers a varied musical and artistic Festival calendar. But the climax of the celebrations in the land of the Sun and the good wine is, indisputably, the traditional national harvest festival. And undoubtedly, it is worth planning vacations in Mendoza, or perhaps lengthen them a little bit, not to miss this festival whose fame now transcends national borders. The celebrations take place during the first week of March, when the harvest is done. They begin with the moving ceremony of blessing the fruits and culminate, seven days later, with the imposing central act in the capital of the province. The ceremony of blessing the fruits is done in the Department of Lujan de Cuyo, famous for its vineyards and wineries. There is the sanctuary of the Virgin of Carrodilla, protector of the vines.
During the ceremony of blessing, the image is taken in palanquin of the temple by locals dresses of gauchos and accompanied by all the people, who asked that, as every year, protect a harvest that is blood and heart of the Tierra mendocina. Those who prefer to find lodging in Mendoza capital, in view of the great night of closing of the festival, will enjoy equally his initial ceremony: Lujan of whose is only 18 Km away from the capital of the province. After the opening ceremony, the celebrations moved to the city of Mendoza. And continue with the parade of floats called white Via. This parade takes place the night before the central festivities. The look the floats decorated by the inhabitants of each provincial Department for their Queens, competing last night for the maximum Scepter of Queen of the harvest. The morning of the central Act of this central festival for tourism in Mendoza are all the carousel of the Queens.
And it is the opportunity for traditional folk groups and representatives of the various communities that inhabit the province will look also. The night of the central event, with hotels in Mendoza already to full and the city dressed in light and color, the party Frank Romero Day moves to the Greek Theatre. There, the imposing landscape of Mountain lends its framework to musical shows and sound and light shows. The climax comes with the choice of the new Queen and Virreina of vintage, representatives of the province during the next year. The presence of famous for the Festival a godfather or godmother (a place that for some years occupies the diva Mirtha Legrand) Crown the most anticipated week of the year for the people of the province. And an unforgettable experience for those who have chosen to spend their holidays in Mendoza.