|What a doll! I was ready to take this little man home, he is so cute!|
Thomas was eyeing his cool costume complete with spurs!
The Cueca is The traditional chilean dance and all students are taught it in school at an early age. It's roots are in Spain. The man wears the chilean cowboy (huaso) costume with the typical Chilean cowboy hat (chupalla) with a flat wide brim, leather boots with spurs, and the manta (poncho).
The ladies wear the colorful dresses with a wide ruffled skirt. They also have white handkerchiefs which they wave around during the dance. The dance is supposed to be an imitation of the rooster courting the hen.
|Sunday, Sept. 14, after Mass, in La Picada, they had a Fiesta Patria for the upcoming Chilean Independence day.|
And here is our video from La Picada