Competencia de Cueca en la Plaza de Armas - 2012

Only 2 more weeks until the Chilean Independence Day. The whole city is already buzzing with energy. Chileans are serious when it comes to celebrating this occasion. This holiday often renders the entire country lethargic and drunk for about a week.

What better way to kick off celebrations and the start of spring than a giant, free, cueca competition in the middle of the nation’s capital. Competitors of all ages participate. Live music and dancing all day…what a great way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon in Santiago.