An Argentine Easter

Easter holiday time in Argentina.

Easter festivities in Argentina are more low-key than in other Latin American countries where the “Semana Santa” or “Holy Week” is a time of solemn celebration.

If your clients are interested in travelling around Easter time to experience the Catholic celebration in Argentina, it’s a great opportunity to do so. For local Argentines Easter is a time to return home, so many Argentines will be visiting family, which means Buenos Aires city is quieter than usual. On the Thursday evening you can enjoy the Misa Criolla event and on Friday night the Via Crucis on May Avenue towards the Metropolitan Cathedral. It is also a great time to join Argentines in their food customs around the celebrations, from the traditional fish-filled empandas to the great asados on Easter Sunday, and taste other Easter delicacies, such as home-made chocolate eggs or sweet Easter bread called rosca de pascua.

However, Easter celebrations tend to differ depending on where in Argentina your clients want to go. In the northern provinces of Salta and Jujuy the celebrations are magical, with a blend between Catholic and native cultures and rituals, infusing traditional Argentine Catholicism with devotion to Pachamama, the Mother Earth, worshipped in the Andes and by ancient communities. Celebrations there are taken into the street with parades, processions and rituals, and street parties. Your clients can experience these in the lovely villages or rural communities, not only here but all over Argentina. A stay at a ranch, for instance, would be another great programme during Easter, attending church service at small local chapel and enjoying the local delicacies prepared for the celebration in a family environment. And why not try Easter egg hunting while horse riding? It’s great fun!

Contact ATP DMC to find out more information on planning trips for your clients during Easter 2020. Email: info@atpdmc.com