Town of La Tirana

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La Tirana is a town located near an oasis in the Tamarugal Pampa.  The town is well known for its folkloric festival, which takes place every year between the 12th and 16th of July and celebrates the ascension of the Virgin Carmen.  During the festival, the streets are packed with colorfully dressed dancers disguised as devils and Indians.  Thousands of people gather for this festival, the largest pagan-religious festival in the country.

Photo: courtesy of Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales.

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