GauchoDay https://gauchoday.com.ar Experience a True Gaucho Day in Argentina Polo Day Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:55:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.13 Argentine Pampas https://gauchoday.com.ar/2020/01/20/argentine-pampas/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:55:03 +0000 https://gauchoday.com.ar/?p=418 The main focus of attention has always been the traditional Estancias that are nestled around the traditional gaucho town of San Antonio de Areco where a yearly festival is held and many of the traditional skills of silver and leather work are on view.

Part of the reason for this is the vast swathes of long, succulent grasses and open skies that make the perfect grazing territory for cattle and other livestock. The other part is for the types of people that this type of work attracts.

With fertile soil and rich grasses, the Pampas area has consistently provided for the rest of the country and, even with cattle prices falling, it still contributes highly to the Argentina national income.

The main focus of attention has always been the traditional Estancias that are nestled around the traditional gaucho town of San Antonio de Areco where a yearly festival is held and many of the traditional skills of silver and leather work are on view.

Today, however, there is a new breed of Estancia that is emerging that offers more of a sense of relaxation away from the city and, while still offering riding is more geared towards relaxation and respite.

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Myth about El Mate | Argentina Polo Day https://gauchoday.com.ar/2019/12/02/myth-about-el-mate-argentina-polo-day/ Mon, 02 Dec 2019 20:47:39 +0000 https://gauchoday.com.ar/?p=409 Everyone in Argentina is going to say that they prepared the best mate, and they know how to make it.

But, there are a lot of myth around it, For example:

  • “The yerba mate powder does badly.” False. Leaf powder is one of the most virtuous components of this infusion, it gives it softness and foaminess. It makes the mates rich.
  • “Scraping the mate is right to uncover the straw.” It is not proven. So that the straw does not cover up, the best thing we can do is to squirt cold or warm water at the beginning of the mate, so the grass swells and in this state does not enter the straw.
  • “You can drink mate at more than 85 degrees of temperature.” Or “If the water is boiled, cool it with a jet of cold water.” Error. In this way the whole drink is ruined because when the water boils we take away the oxygen, and therefore the solvency power, which is what allows the herb to show all its flavors and aromas
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Argentinian Customs https://gauchoday.com.ar/2019/11/27/argentinian-customs/ Wed, 27 Nov 2019 18:38:15 +0000 https://gauchoday.com.ar/?p=406 If you are going to visit one of the most beautiful places in Latino America you have to know the traditions.

First of all, Argentina is one of the countries that consume more meat in the world, and so, the Argentinian gastronomy is known for their delicious meat and the typical “Asado”.

Next in line is “Dulce de leche”, its use in most of desserts, is a really sweet and is made from sugar and milk. And last, in the Argentinian gastronomy, is “El mate”, It’s an infusion from herb and hot water and is common to drink it with friends and family.

Another tradition that involves dancing is “El Tango”. Its known as a sexy and passional dance, and for two important singers, Carlos Gardel y Julio Sosa.

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Estancias History in Argentina https://gauchoday.com.ar/2019/10/09/estancias-history-in-argentina/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:36:37 +0000 https://gauchoday.com.ar/?p=401 The word “Estancia” is used in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and in southern Chile to designate a vast agricultural holding, quite similar to the notion of ranch in North America.

In the rest of South America there is talk of a hacienda, or fazenda in Brazil.

The first Estancias, appeared in Argentina in the 16th century during the Spanish colonization. The conquerors and explorers were rewarded by the king with grants of large amounts of land called lots. They took those lands as a reward or payment for their efforts; from there comes the term “payments” commonly used today, to indicate its location or place of origin. In San Antonio de Areco for example, villagers like to talk about their Areco Payments to designate their homeland.

Estancias were destined for agriculture, while farm lots were specialized in livestock. A kind of stay had to have, at a minimum, measures of one half a league of front per league and a half of the bottom, that is, about 2025 hectares. This area was calculated to feed 800 to 1,000 head of natural cattle, with an average of 2 to 2.5 hectares per head. But some rooms had up to 250,000 hectares!

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The Gaucho and Argentine’s Culture https://gauchoday.com.ar/2019/09/24/the-gaucho-and-argentines-culture/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:10:53 +0000 https://gauchoday.com.ar/?p=397 Argentina, a country with beauty and soul, is known for its excellent wines, its folk music and tango, also its delicious meats linked to the raising of cattle undisputed specialty of the gaucho.

In these experiences you can live the gaucho in all its dimensions, its ability and dexterity with horses, its nobility, warmth, kindness and its pride of living and feeling its land.

Originally a nomadic and cowboy rider of the Argentine pampas, recognized for his ability to hunt with wild cattle, hundreds of years of history, legends and ballads have helped define the cultural traditions of the gauchos, embedding his influence deeply in the Argentine cultural tradition . Because the gaucho played an important role as a gaucho soldier in the independence of Argentina, it is respected as a symbol that represents Argentina’s nationalist feelings.

Gauchos were, are and will continue to be proud qualified riders. For a gaucho, the horse is one of his most precious assets. Annual festivities throughout Argentina generally include gaucho demonstrations.

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Visit From Italy | Estancia Day in Argentina https://gauchoday.com.ar/2019/09/18/visit-from-italy-estancia-day-in-argentina/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:12:00 +0000 https://gauchoday.com.ar/?p=394 Happy to receive visits from Italy. Hope you had a great day in our Estancia!

What are you waiting for to come to our Estancia Day?

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The legend of the gaucho https://gauchoday.com.ar/2019/06/05/the-legend-of-the-gaucho/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 18:23:36 +0000 https://gauchoday.com.ar/?p=380 The legend of the gaucho grew exponentially during the Argentine War of Independence.
Bearing striking similarities to the American soldiers who fought during their Revolutionary War, the gaucho were able to use their intimate knowledge of the terrain to their advantage, and their involvement played a large part in Argentina’s independence from Spain. Epic poems began to pop up championing the gaucho’s heroics, including José Hernández’s Martín Fierro, to this day considered one of Latin America’s finest pieces of literature.

Following the war, the gaucho began commercial cattle herding as it found its way onto the Pampas, their prowess on the horse making them a perfect candidate for the job.
This work was partially born out of necessity, as their vagabond lifestyle became restricted by the large, controlled estancieros that they began working on.

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Horse Riding In Buenos Aires Experience | Argentina Polo Day https://gauchoday.com.ar/2019/05/27/horse-riding-in-buenos-aires-experience-argentina-polo-day/ Mon, 27 May 2019 15:50:07 +0000 https://gauchoday.com.ar/?p=376

Ride as if you were a Gaucho and Enjoy your day to the Fullest. Ten of ten points!

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Gaucho’s Food https://gauchoday.com.ar/2019/04/04/gauchos-food/ Thu, 04 Apr 2019 13:00:45 +0000 https://gauchoday.com.ar/?p=350 The gaucho diet was composed almost entirely of meat, as well as in the field, supplemented with yerba mate, a tea made from the leaves of the yerba tree.

Whether it’s roast meat on a grill or in a clay oven, or a stew simmering, the gauchos are famous for their ability to cook with fire.

MUSIC

Chamamé is the traditional music of the gauchos of the northeastern regions of Argentina. Originating from the Guaraní in the surroundings of Esteros del Iberá, the chamame has been influenced by the Spanish guitar and German accordion and bandoneón to provide a distinct sound that continues to grow. Now widely played throughout Argentina, the largest Chamamé music festival is celebrated in the city of Corrientes. In the north according to the zone there are different rhythms of folklore that are the cultural reflection of each region. The folk music is incredibly rich and authentic. It is difficult to think of the gaucho without linking him to the music of each place, he lives in his soul and spirit.

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THE LIFE OF THE GAUCHO https://gauchoday.com.ar/2019/03/06/the-life-of-the-gaucho/ Wed, 06 Mar 2019 18:31:18 +0000 https://gauchoday.com.ar/?p=340 Possibly the first gauchos were people who broke their bonds with the past and went to the solitude of the great pampa where there was water, grass and cattle.

They developed an incredible ability to master the horse, as well as to use the “boleadoras” (three stones linked by a rope that, when thrown, become entangled in the legs of the cattle), the knife, the bow and the appropriate techniques for the salting, method destined to preserve food, of one of the best meats in the world.

With the passage of time it became a classic of gaucho literature.

On December 6, the National Gaucho Day is celebrated because on that date it was published for the first time “El Gaucho Martín Fierro”.

Hernández, from the voice of Martín Fierro, showed the world what the life of the countryman was like, his love for freedom, for his land, his manhood, his courage.

The gaucho was a person of great respect and he fulfilled his words, also known for his solarity and doing favors (gauchos).

Today “the current gauchos” are dressed in bombachas, hats or berets, scarves around the neck, spurs and sharpened fachons to the belt. They carry out activities in the estancias.

 

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