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Day of dances and typical dishes of five communities in Avenida de Mayo

Within the framework of the Buenos Aires Celebra programme, celebrations were held by the authorities of Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria.

Jornada de bailes y platos típicos2

More than 1000 people enjoyed dances and typical dishes from the communities of Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria on Sunday. In addition, a parade was held in traditional clothing from those European countries. This merged, on Avenida de Mayo, with the music of the orchestra “Brisas de Immigrantes”.

The celebrations, held within the framework of the Buenos Aires Celebra program, were held on Avenida de Mayo. Attendees tasted typical dishes such as gulasch with spatzle, sacher cake, the famous frankfurter with sauerkraut, smoked sausages, apple strudel, classic chocolate and black forest cake, among others.

Among the artists present were Bulgarian tenor Valentin Delauro and the Bulgarian dance group of Chaco. Also the German group Tanzgruppe Unser Licht de Tortuguitas and the dance group Los alegres Alpinos of Uruguay.

Czechoslovakia was represented by the dance group Sokol. Slovakia did so through the Krivan de Berisso dance. The renowned Austrian group Volkstanzgruppe Die Lustigen Tiroler also participated.

Czech Republic

“Today we made pork pernil sandwiches accompanied by a sweet and sour sauce of tomatoes, sweet and sour cucumbers, onions, garlic and seasonings. It's one of our typical meals and we sold everything,” said Télam Mirta Romero librarian at Casa Checa in Argentina

Romero added: “We were born a long time ago. We have the Sokol dance group and we have our headquarters that gave us the Czechoslovak community of Avellaneda. And now we are also in Valentín Alsina.”


Germany, for its part, was represented, among others, of the “Centre for the Documentation of German-speaking Immigration in Argentina (DIHA).

“Our goal is to rescue and preserve German-speaking immigration documents to Argentina,” said Roberto Liebenthal, president of DIHA.

He also explained that “there are 500 years of German migration history. That is why we try to rescue documents as many personal as from associations, sports and social clubs, and evangelical and Catholic churches.”

“We have an archive and library at the University of San Martín. Most records are from around 1860, which was when the most important immigration occurred. But we also have data and information about Ulrico Schmidl. He was the first German to come to Argentina as part of Pedro de Mendoza's expedition and wrote about his visit to the Rio de la Plata,” said Liebenthal.

Source: Telam

Publication Date: 12/06/2019

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