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Buenos Aires: Argentine Intangible Cultural Heritage

Today we want to tell you the traditions of the Argentine Intangible Cultural Heritage that have been relieved in the
| 18 October, 2019 |

For some time now, the Ministry of Culture has been carrying out the survey of Argentine Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is a tool to collect and share information about the cultural manifestations that form part of the identity of communities in Argentina. Traditional ways of doing, naming, producing or celebrating that continue to be practiced, that are passed on to the new generations and that contribute to strengthening collective ties. Today we want to tell you the ones that have been relieved so far in the province of Buenos Aires.

Roque Pérez: preparation of the traditional stew of Mondongo

It is a dish that is made every year for enjoy in the commemoration of the patron saint of the town of Roque Pérez: San John the Baptist. This preparation takes place every June 24 since 1986, in the old chapel. Were Dardo “Lalo” Rocha (already deceased) and Atilio Amico (88 years old) who began to elaborate and design the recipe that would leave perfecting and adapting. Atilio has passed his knowledge to two people more. Currently, it begins two days earlier with the preparation of the ingredients (potato, morrones, beans, chickpeas, among others). In the morning on the same day of the celebration begins the cooking stage. You get to stew 400 kg of mondongo. About 30 men and women work. At noon the people are approaching the chapel to acquire their take-away dish or eat There. Over the years it has become a tradition and a pleasant shared experience among people with a vocation to help.

Manufacture of traditional costumes for ceremonies of candomblé

This is the transfer of knowledge in the elaboration of ceremonial costumes, of African matrixes, which are worn by men and women at different parties. The fabric and colors are selected, the molds are assembled, the corresponding accessories are sought and made according to the ceremonial need or for whom the suit is. Women of different ages and some men participate. Knowledge and religious foundation is being transmitted from the equedes (mother of all) to the youngest. An authentic cultural heritage of the province.

The Duck

In this equestrian and amateur sport, part of the cultural heritage, two teams of four riders dispute a leather ball with handles and score points when embedding it inside a hoop. It is practiced by people from 14 to 40 years old. It requires a lot of practice and skill and is intimately linked to country life. It is also practiced in

Pastora Party

It is a traditional Creole festival that takes place every year, since 1967, the first weekend of February. Within the framework of the festival, equestrian skills and other equestrian activities are developed, folk music and dances are performed, payers are presented and a craft fair is held. Local inhabitants, rural workers, riders, institutions, folk groups, etc. participate. It takes place in the place of La Pastora, near Tandil.

Dolores Argentinian cake

It is a pastry product made in layers. Its origin dates back to the end of the 19th century and the recipe has been transmitted from generation to generation. He has his own party during the celebrations of May 25. It is also consumed on other national dates and social events in the town.

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