I wrote! Reader NotesGo to section
Here I start to sing,
at the beat of the vigüela
that the man who reveals it
an extraordinary penalty,
like the lonely bird
with singing is comforted.José Hernández First stanza of Martín Fierro (1872)
The day José Hernández sat down to write the first lines of El Martín Fierro , he probably didn't imagine everything that would happen to his book afterwards. The author of the national book of Argentina would surely not have been able to measure the importance that his work would have. Nor would it imagine that its publication would define, more than 120 years later, the date of National Gaucho Day .
Every December 6 is celebrated the National Gaucho Day , with the intention of rescuing and spreading the Gauchescas cultural manifestations. The date was formalized in 1993, by Act No. 24303.
Gaucho Martín Fierro is a narrative poem, written in verse by José Hernández in 1872. The book has a continuation, La vuelta de Martín Fierro , written in 1879. It is considered the national book of Argentina and is known under the generic title of El Martín Fierro . It has hundreds of editions and has been translated into more than 70 languages, including Esperanto and Quichua.
The origin of gaucho is the result of the mixture of two civilizations: the European one and that of the natives of these lands. Gaucho was a person of great respect and word to fulfill, also known for his solidarity: not for nothing we still say: “Do you make me a gauchada?”
Today, current gauchos continue to wear panties, hat or beret, scarf to the neck, spurs and facon sharpened to the belt. They retain and defend a tradition that belongs to them and everyone, because there are few things more representative of Argentina than gauchos.
That's why happy National Gaucho Day for everyone.
If you want to find out about the festivals scheduled for this day, visit our agenda .
Publication Date: 06/12/2019
There are not comments
Pablo Rodríguez is born and raised in Comodoro Rivadavia and currently presides over the Brazilian S...
The second season of the dinners and lunches now driving his granddaughter Juana Viale keeps a good...
Domingo Antonio Raso's life was anonymous as his responsibility: he had to guard the leader of justi...
Today Patrizia brings us a quiet practice, suitable for all levels, to relax the upper back area, wh...