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Neuquén: Argentine Intangible Cultural Heritage

Today we want to tell you about the traditions of the Argentine Intangible Cultural Heritage that have been relieved in
Traditions
24 September, 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 the Argentine territory. 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 Neuquén.

Singers of Northern Neuquino

A musical event performed by peasant women who sing songs, cuecas and use different guitar tunings. It is performed in contexts of ceremonies, such as festivities of saints, threshing, weddings and angel wakes.

Transshumant Crianceros from the northern part of the province

Economic, social and cultural activity involving an annual cycle of mobility, according to climatic seasons and ecological niches. It consists of the ploughing of mostly goats in search of pastures and water. It is mainly developed in the Cordillera region, although it is seen with greater intensity in Upper Neuquén.

Feast of San Sebastian

Celebration that takes place in the town of Las Ovejas every year, from 11 to 20 January. It begins with the Novena, includes the vigil of the Saint on the night of the 19th, the procession with the image of San Sebastian on the morning of the 20th and ends that same day with a popular roast. Local Catholics, clergy, pilgrims and faithful from the rest of the province participate. It is an important part of the cultural heritage of this province.

Wiñoy Tripantv — Xipantv

Sacred Mapuce ceremony that takes place on June 24. It is done to celebrate the return of the sun near the Limay River. The people meet and dialogue with the energies (Pu Newen), make offerings, dances, share food and words by political and philosophical spiritual authorities.

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