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It’s Gaucho week in Montevideo

It’s Gaucho week in Montevideo

Traditional food, handmade goods, and South American cowboys riding wild horses at a festival of rural gaucho traditions in Uruguay, raves The …

Public holidays in Uruguay

Uruguayans prioritise family life over business, so it’s a good idea to know when public holidays are, as most shops –except for …

Maroñas horse racing track, Montevideo, Uruguay by Jimmy Baikovicius

Uruguay’s Kentucky Derby – January 6

The UK has the Grand National, the US, the Kentucky Derby. Montevideo’s big horse-racing event is the Ramírez Prize raced every January …

Martin Pugin on bandoneon by Jimmy Baikovicius

World’s most famous tango is from Uruguay

A lot of people don’t know this, but the world’s most famous tango melody was written and performed for the first time …

Uruguay celebrations festival Yemenja

Uruguay Festivals – Day of the Goddess of the Sea

It’s Yemanjá Day on February 2. Don’t miss this special festival of the Goddess of the Sea. The best place to watch …

Jesus Loves You By Marcelo Gomes

Why Uruguayans celebrate Tourism Week – not Easter

When Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis, Uruguay’s then President José Mujica didn’t attend the inauguration.  “Uruguay is a totally lay country,” …

New Year in Montevideo by Marcelo Fernandez

Montevideo over New Year? 5 things you need to know

Montevideans take their public holidays seriously. Between Christmas and the New Year, almost everything is closed. January, especially the first two weeks, …