Nuestra Señora de Andacollo, the Big Festival

One of the most characteristic folkloric expressions of the central-northern area of the country is the festival of the Virgin of Andacollo, one of the oldest and largest religious celebrations in Chile. The so-called Big Party, honoring the Virgin of the Rosario, takes place on December 24th, 25th and 26th in Andacollo. During these 3 days, the town is full of color, dancing and music played by the numerous congregations and dance groups, whose main role is to be part of a parade of honor and escort the holy image during this solemn procession. During this festivity, you can see the so-called Chinese Dances, declared as Immaterial Cultural World Heritage by Unesco.

How to get there: You can get to Andacollo by bus from the town of La Serena.


Andacollo, La Serena and Coquimbo
December 24th, 25th and 26th
Andacollo, Chile