Buenos Aires Celebrates Friendship

(Photo by amanda.venner)

On Friday, Argentines will celebrate Friendship Day. This festivity has a recent origin and dates back to the sixties when there was an international interest in determining a universal friendship day. Different dates were proposed for different reasons and in Argentina, Dr. Enrique Ernesto Febbraro, who was a psychology and philosophy professor, suggested that friendship day be celebrated on the anniversary of man´s landing on the moon. To him, this event symbolized a unified humanity. The date was finally made official and since then has stuck, despite the many objections to what it commemorates as many feel it doesn´t represent anything local. In any case, every 20th of July Argentines do celebrate friendship, usually during the evening and there are plenty of parties and fun things to do. Below we include a few of the activities that will be offered for the occasion.

Hernán Gipponi Friends Day Tasting Menu: The hotel’s lavish restaurant will be offering a special menu to celebrate friendship in good taste. The menu, with wine pairings by Escorihuela Gascón, will feature some of the new flavors the renowned chef has been working with, including grilled polenta with goat blue cheese and black pudding, and veal cheek, humita, cooking broth and tomato-pistachio vinaigrette. Some of his classics will of course also be present such as the 68° cooked egg, catch of the day and the famous granita and foamy lullo dessert (with a new twist).  Book your place at 3220 6820, info@hgrestaurant.com.ar. Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires, Soler 5862, Palermo.

Bomba del Tiempo Dia del Amigo: The Monday classic will be staging a special show for friends who wish to dance to the beat of the same drum. The event begins at 8pm at Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

Isenbeck Beer Friends Festival:  Starting at 8pm, this new edition of the Beer Friends Festival will feature live music by 90’s dance queen Crystal Walters and a great line up of DJ’s. There will also be kinetic games with special prizes and a photo booth. Tattersall, Av. Del Libertador 4595, Palermo. Tickets here.  

Bar Mágico, in San Telmo is celebrating their 15th anniversary with a special magic show and dinner. Places must be booked in advance at 4304-9336, shop@tangomagic.com . Carlos Calvo 1631, San Telmo.

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