Following the decentralization of vendimiales celebrations, the traditional ceremony will begin at the Vintage 2009 will be held in the southern province. It will be on Sunday March 1 at the amphitheater Chacho Santa Cruz. In the 2009 edition of the National Grape Harvest Festival, the Blessing of the Fruit will be held on March 1 in the department of San Rafael. The initiative is a continuation of the decentralization of festivities vendimiales opened in 2006, when the celebration moved to the Cristo Rey Tupungato Valley. The decision to take the action that opens the Central Harvest Festival to places in the interior of the province is a modification of the traditional festivities in order to deepen the federal character of a party that is all Mendoza. On this occasion, the celebration moved to the south and, like last year, the celebration will include a procession of the Virgin of Carrodilla by different places, churches and farms of all departments in the area, bringing the revered image of the Virgin His faithful. “The idea today was to publicize the government’s decision to hold this ceremony in San Rafael. It will be on Sunday March 1 at the amphitheater Chacho Santa Cruz” told Los Andes On Line Ricardo Scollo, Secretary of Culture the province. “The script of the event will be run by local artists, which will soon be informed about the contest for this reason, which will have cash prizes,” he added. Recall that last year the traditional celebration was held in Costa de Araujo, Lavalle.
Source: Chamber of Tourism of the Province of Mendoza