Celebrate the Tortuga Festival 2021
The Tortuga Festival is held every year in August. This indigenous celebration that originated with the Spaniards is celebrated across the continent. For almost five hundred years, the Tortuga Festival was a time to celebrate and pays tribute to the “High King” Juan Peron. Like many other cultural events of the ancient world, the Tortuga Festival featured elaborate ceremonies, colourful costumes, and elaborate rituals. Some of these customs included a contest for the highest dancing prowess and athletic competition for snake charmers.
During the Tortuga Festival, authorities would celebrate that Juan Peron was the first European to sail to the Americas. It was also common for native people to celebrate his return to power with dances, feasts, and select parties. While in attendance, observers could lay wreaths, throw laurel wreaths into the water and decorate tables with platters of fresh fruit and vegetables. Those in attendance would also listen to a cacao tree’s mournful wailing as it dies; a traditional ritual is done at the beginning of May.
The Tortuga Festival marks the beginning of May, which is the Ov Narragano’s worst year. In this harsh climate, the event is often cancelled out, but for lovers of the Fair, it is one of the few remaining opportunities to celebrate and pay homage to the mighty Juan Peron. There are many different ways you can mark the event, including an Ov Narragano boat race. Invitations to the race include a description of the Ov Narragano region where the event will occur, the dates of the festivities, and where a viewing party will be held afterwards. Most hotels in the area offer special accommodations for guests who wish to attend this special event.