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America Day in Asturias
From: 2014.09.19 To: 2014.09.19
As part of the San Mateo fiestas in Oviedo, the America day in Asturias parade is held. This major cavalcade started as a tribute to the many Asturians who emigrated to America and would come back to Asturias in summer. Close to 2,000 people take part in this colourful parade with floats, folk groups and bands, with representation from Latin American countries, some countries in Europe, and from towns and villages in the region. Diplomats, politicians and personalities habitually attend the festivities, which get underway with the traditional parade of “haigas”, the old name for the huge American cars that emigrants brought back with them.