|The "Cueca", Chile's National Dance - Photo: lasegunda.com|
"Ramadas" and "Fondas"
|Celebration of the National Day with typical garments, Chile- Photo: 24horas.cl|
|Military Parade at Parque O'Higgins - Photo: 24horas.cl|
There is also fun for the family, in many schools are organized fund-raising events known as the Kermeses, in Parks and Avenues you can also you see the children raising their kites, taking advantage of the spring breeze that is already coming. Another traditional activity of this period, which for decades has been considered the National Sport, is the Chilean Rodeo (although lately has been questioned by the animal abuse that this sport might imply). This traditional activity is practiced in Chile since colonial times, so it is considered among the most typical Chilean festivities, at least of the Central part of the country. Another Chilean typical game, especially at this time of year, is the "Rayuela", which consists of throwing metal circular discs towards a stringline placed across the width of a small clay square.