Argentina is a great country culturally speaking because of its huge territory and the origin of its people. It has a great proportion of immigrants who came from different countries. However, Argentinians have certain traditions of their own. Let's talk about some of them.
Our "mate" is a sacred element in the life of Argentinian people. This is a kind of drink based on yerba mate and drank with water. You can't take it with or without sugar. But the most important thing is to share it with your friends and family. Be it in a park, on the beach, or in any type of meeting, you will always find a mate and a "termo" with hot water.
Football is the most popular sport in the whole world in Argentina is no exception. Most of the population is a fan of some of the teams and they show it every time they can. Football is the most popular sport in the country and this shows in the stadiums, which are always full when their teams play. Boca Juniors, River Plate, Independiente, Racing and San Lorenzo are some of the biggest names here.
Argentina has great footballers playing all around the world, and it's also the place where Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi were born.
Steak is one of the most popular dishes in Argentina. Every Sunday, families or friends get together and eat "asado" all around the country. Together with meat, people usually enjoy some drinks like wine or beer.
Tango is also a mark of Argentinian identity. It is a musical genre that is danced in a couple and originated in the 20th century, in the city of Buenos Aires. Today, it is danced all around the world and people come to see how it's done in the streets of Argentina's capital. Don't miss out on this experience!
La calidez de las personas
Different from other cultures that are colder, people in Argentina are warm and like to demonstrate love to their friends and family. So, most people greet each other with a kiss on the cheek. They even do this with strangers!
Kisses and hugs are common as greetings, wth men and women alike.
Carnavales y fiestas típicas
In Argentina, carnivals are very common and important. Every year, there is a period of time but it's particularly dedicated to carnivals. These days are holidays so almost all people can go. These carnivals usually take place in big cities in provinces like Entre Ríos, Corrientes, San Luis y Buenos Aires.
Also, Argentina has a long list of celebrations, like the Festival Nacional del Folclore, Festival Nacional de la Manzana, Festival Nacional de la Vendimia, Festival Nacional del ternero, and more!