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August Sanmartinian

José de San Martín was a father and died in August. That is why, in Mendoza, we pay tribute to the most Sanmartinian of the months.

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The liberator of the homeland,  José de San Martín, had a close relationship with Mendoza. But, more precisely, he had it with the department  of  Las Heras . Here is the  El Plumerillo Historical Field , where he developed the greatest libertarian feat of all time. For this reason, for some years, Las Heras has organized the August Sanmartiniano. However, from the quarantine, the celebrations will be somewhat particular this year.  Saint Martin was the father, on August 24, 1816, of his daughter Merceditas. While on August 17, 1850 he lost his life in France. Thus, the month of August becomes the most Sanmartinian month.  

 Celebrations 

A series of  academic days will be held together with  UNCuyo   . Social networks will become a platform to display, through videos, the libertarian spirit that Don José de San Martín bequeathed to the people of Cuyano.

El Plumerillo Instruction Camp vibrates differently every August 17th. That is why  this year there will be a protocol event, without public and applying the health safety protocols in this context of pandemic by COVID-19. 

Authorities will present this in a short ceremony, limited in number of guests, to sing the  National Anthem   and the Anthem to San Martín in the raising of the Argentine, Chilean and Peruvian flags, and the provincial flag of the Army of the Andes.The consuls of both countries, authorities of the security forces and armed forces, presidents of the chambers of commerce of Las Heras and a neighbor are expected to be present .  An offering of laurels will be placed and a minute of silence will be made.

While activities start a few days earlier.  On August 13, the IV Days of Sanmartinian Tourist Routes begin,  which each year are held by the Ente Turismo Mendoza, the Municipality of Las Heras and the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of UNCuyo.For the first time they will be virtual, with a monthly module until November .  The objective of these academic meetings is to combine history with the tourist experience of the  Sanmartinian routes in Las  Heras, training in history, political strategies of the Crossing of the Andes and values civil servants from San Martinian to municipal staff, the Faculty, tourism workers, students in the field or history.

And for  Father's Day, which the Lasherinos celebrate every 24 August, and the Mendoza in general try to replicate, the Municipality will honor the noble and indispensable work of nearly fifty doctors who provide their services at the head of the COVID-19 operations in health centers and hospitals of the department, while caring for and holding those infected with the same love as their own children.  

In addition, chambers of commerce are added again this year with promotions in stores up to 20 percent discount for customers looking for gifts on Father Sanmartiniano's Day.

 The history of the General 

 Acts of baptism rescued in Spain from the father of José de San Martín and his three male brothers will be printed and framed in one of the barracks of the Historical Field on this 170th anniversary of the death of the procer .These copies of historical documentation will be of great patrimonial and historical value not only for the department, but also for the region of whose.

The videos of this  August Sanmartinian  highlight the experience of recreating the values of the Father of the Fatherland in a month full of pride and freedom, showing that his mission was accomplished thanks to the union of ordinary citizens.

 “ A place. A destiny. The day is about to come. The mud and the woods nest dreams of freedom in front of a man who unites us and strengthens us” , says one of the virtual spots that from this Sunday will begin to be broadcast on the social networks of the municipality.

Publication Date: 15/08/2020

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