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A tribute that is already customary

Being partying, paying homage to our land and our workers, that is the essence: everything is a good excuse to gather together to celebrate and thank. We'll tell you what this tradition is all about.

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One of the biggest meetings in the interior of the province of Córdoba. It's  the perfect excuse to join, celebrate, eat rich and enjoy.The   Festival Tribute National Day of the Agricultural Producer  is held every year in August with the aim of  thanking the workers of the land. The aim of the festival is to pay tribute  to the country man , his effort and  commitment to agricultural production. 

This event takes place in Despeñaderos, which is a town located in the  Santa María department  in the province of Córdoba. This city is located  on the RN 36, 20 km from Alta Gracia  and only 50 km from the City of Córdoba. This area of the province  is characterized mainly by its great performance  around agricultural activities.Tourism is also one of the activities on which the    local economy is based.And traditional festivals are an impetus that brings with their diversity to    visitors from all over the world. 

 Its agricultural tradition dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. It arises with the installation of railway stations, as in almost all localities, as this fact  marks a before and after in the regional economies. The date of foundation of the town of Despeñaderos was chosen  by its inhabitants who, based on various investigations, decided to declare  August 15, 1905 as the founding date. However, there is no accurate data on these facts . 

 We celebrate at the national level 

 This Festival is of character in Nacional,  so it is known throughout the Argentine territory. It is organized by  local civil associations,  such as the National Agricultural Producer's Day Commission. They also have the auspices of the  Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of the Province of Córdoba  and the Municipality of Despeñaderos. With all these entities involved, an  imposing celebration is achieved with various activities and proposals.Among the main activities is the demonstration of agricultural machinery, in two versions .  On the one hand a static exposure and, on the other, a dynamic exposure in which you can see the machines in motion and operation.However, the spirit of the celebration is to point out that, beyond the machinery, the importance of the field lies in the men who work it.

In addition, it is an  intercultural and training event,  since different  workshops, talks and courses  are offered on different topics. These bodies have the presence of professionals  trained and recognized in the agricultural sector.In this context, technical talks are held that are of great importance, since they provide    data and statistics that work as a tool for workers in the field.The main objective of this festival is to recognize and demonstrate  the importance of agricultural producers  in production .  For this reason,  it pays tribute to producers over 80 years old  who are pioneers in the  colonization of the Cordovan countryside.  These specialists are taken into account, since they are the ones who promoted these activities and made the plantations what they are today.

 Let's party. 

But not everything is formalism and technicality. In the evenings, after the training instances,  rocks are held.The designated places offer   regional and typical food stands. As well as folklore parties .   Between dances and typical dances is celebrated. As this holiday is national in nature, it is a kind of thank you to these  central actors in the local economy.Not only provincial, but also national .  The Fiesta has as its protagonists  visitors from the provinces of Córdoba, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos,  as it is a celebrated celebration.

Like almost all national festivities, this party has an  instance of choosing a Queen.Through a protocol act, a woman is assigned the title of National Queen of Agricultural Producers .   While this custom is questionable  and becomes  increasingly obsolete,  it remains a constant feature of traditional festivities.

Publication Date: 16/09/2020

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