URI Members Take Part In Traditional Festival of the Kolla People

3 March 2020

Last Thursday, February 20, 2020, we celebrated Comadres Day (a day for women to celebrate women). In that celebration, members of the CC Pueblos Indígenas de Argentina (Indigenous Peoples of Argentina), a URI member group, participated. The Kollas women meet, meet, and meet to drink and eat alone without the presence of men. It is a traditional festival in Jujuy, in northern Argentina.

Comadres is always celebrated on a Thursday, which begins before a series of celebratory carnivals. It is a holiday that is part of the carnival preparations, and where the protagonists are women. Although, varying by region, this day has different meanings, it was formerly a party related to the Christian baptism of mothers, godmothers, daughters, and goddaughters.