Fiesta Nacional del Trigo

Trigo, Fiesta Nacional del (National Wheat Festival)

February
For more than 40 years the city of Leones in Córdoba Province, Argentina, has held an annual tribute to farmers and the wheat harvest. A blessing of the new wheat takes place at a special morning mass. Young women vie to be selected as the Wheat Queen. There is a parade of floats and farm vehicles, and prizes for the finest wheat.
CONTACTS:
National Secretariat of Tourism, Tourist Information Centers
Av. Santa Fe 883
Buenos Aires, C1059ABC Argentina
54-11-4312-2232; fax: 54-11-4302-7816
www.turismo.gov.ar/eng/menu.htm
SOURCES:
FiestaTime-1965, p. 57
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