Angol has always been considered the folklore cradle of the 9º Region.
By its mixture and idiosyncrasy, we can say, that Angol presents a rich variety of facts and folklore phenomena that make a big national context.
In Los Confines city have formed numerous folk groups, which have spread, with great success, the values of our autochthonous manifestations and even have received honors and awards events and exhibitions held throughout the country.
The main event and one of the top three in Chile, is the "Festival of folk genre Brotes de Chile", carried out the first fortnight of the month of January of each year which aims to preserve and disseminate our roots.
The phenomenon of folklore, has the importance of revitalizing the tradition, especially popular, and it is important to live it to be aware of the value of our nationality and feel us coming to our land.
The waltz, tunes and cuecas, are in full force in our mountainous area, by the culture it is important to mention the guaracha and corrido very popular among farmers in addition, we can say that the dances zoomorphic such as: The chincolito and the pequén, have their origin in our land. The city has a folkloric ballet consisting of a selected group of young enthusiastic angolinos.
VEGAS BLANCAS FOLK FESTIVAL
Folk encounter where singers of the Nahuelbuta area, gather are popular games, handicrafts and gastronomy are exposed, it is affection the third week of January in the sector of Vegas Blancas 30 Km Angol.
Rural meeting at 8 km, East of Angol, Lolenco sector, held various traditional folk activities, especially all the gastronomic varieties related to corn, also take place at several farmer and folk activities.
Rural meeting 8 km to the East of Angol, road to Collipulli. Where folk, gastronomic activities and various farming activities are carried out.
The Ceremonies keep even force the thresh with mares in places away from the Nahuelbuta Mountain Range. Also, San Juan, San Francisco and la Candelaria, celebration.
All the manifestations that have shaped the character and the way of being of the typical personnel remains alive expressed in multiple and different cultural forms.
The wealth of traditions and practices reflect the diversity of elements that have been formed as pure identity of our locals in Maitenrehue, Vegas Blancas and Los Alpes sectors, we find the Carbonero, which falls to the city to commercialize the coal which makes with great effort.
Chilean gastronomy takes a defined aspect during the old and the new country. The date that marks our independence at the creole tables began to celebrate the event with empanadas, chicha and red wine, a rich and varied menu throughout the national territory, which is differ through the climate, geography, customs and traditions which are adopted and maintained.
We can mention that at communal level are part of the tradition, Stews, Cazuela of smoked pork with chuchoca, Spooned pebre, Porotos granados (Beans), Corn Pie, Humitas, Chilean potato pie, Chancho en piedra (Souce), with a delicious Apple chicha, or Mote con huesillo.
Bird Cazuela, Turkey Cazuela, Rack of Pork, Baked and Fried Empanadas, Kebab, Avocado stuffed, Pig feet, Pichanga, Tortillas de rescoldo.
Two gastronomic fairs held in the commune, one of them is for the anniversary of the commune, (October 24) and the other is performed as a parallel activity to the Brotes de Chile Festival, the first fortnight January.
FESTIVALES FOLCLÓRICOS Y FIESTAS COSTUMBRISTAS
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FESTIVAL DE LA TORTILLA
Lugar: Recinto SAMA Angol
Viernes 10 y sábado 11 de Enero
CABALGATA Y ENCUENTRO HUASO CAMPESINO
Fecha: 11 y 12 de Enero
Organiza Agrupación Corazón Cordillerano
FIESTA DE LA ARINA TOSTADA
Lugar: Recinto SAMA Angol
Fecha: 17 y 18 de Enero
37° FESTIVAL BROTES DE CHILE
Fecha: 23 – 24 – 25 Enero
Estadio Alberto Larraguibel Morales
37° MUESTRA DE ARTE POPULAR BROTES DE CHILE
Fecha: Lunes 20 al Domingo 26 de Enero
Inauguración Muestra Miércoles 22 de Enero 20:00 Hrs. Plaza de Armas
Misa a la Chilena Sábado 25 de Enero 11:00 Hrs. Plaza de Armas
CANTAR CAMPESINO DE VEGAS BLANCAS
Lugar: Vegas Blancas a 30 Km.
Fecha: Sábado 25 de Enero
Contacto: Sr. Gonzalo Figueroa - 96127890