'Handkerchiefs in the air': Bicentennial celebrations in Pichilemu, Chile

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Official logo of "Bicentennial in Pichilemu" included on the handkerchiefs.
Image: Diego Grez.

An event attended by thousands of people, called "Handkerchiefs in the air" (Spanish: Pañuelos al Aire), took place on Monday morning at Pichilemu, in Daniel Ortúzar Avenue. The event was organized by Loreto Puebla, former Governor of {{w|Cardenal Caro Province||, coordinated with Mayor of Pichilemu Roberto Córdova Carreño.

Fernando Urzúa, who also works as newsreader on a local radio, conducted the event. The event was broadcasted by Radio Somos Pichilemu (We Are Pichilemu), owned by former Mayor Jorge Vargas González, who also attended the event.

The event started by giving handkerchiefs with the logo pictured at the left to all the attendants, at around 11:40 local time (15:40 UTC). Then, they proceeded to take the official photograph, which will be officially published on the website of the Municipality of Pichilemu on Tuesday.

Urzúa, and two Pichileminian folk music groups played several cuecas, Chile's national dance, and people were invited to dance. The event ended with the Mayor Córdova giving diplomas and Chilean wine bottles to large families who were dancing, a group of elderly from Recoleta and two policemen of Pichilemu. The parish priest of Pichilemu said that "the celebrations were quite stupendous" and that "Pichilemu is an example of unity of the people."

People wave their handkerchiefs for the official photo. Image: Diego Grez.
People wave their handkerchiefs for the official photo.
Image: Diego Grez.
People, and huasos also danced Chile's national dance, the Cueca, using the handkerchiefs. Image: Diego Grez.
People, and huasos also danced Chile's national dance, the Cueca, using the handkerchiefs.
Image: Diego Grez.
People dancing cueca, from another view. Image: Diego Grez.
People dancing cueca, from another view.
Image: Diego Grez.
Roberto Córdova, Mayor of Pichilemu, also danced on the event. Image: Diego Grez.
Roberto Córdova, Mayor of Pichilemu, also danced on the event.
Image: Diego Grez.



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