The Chilean Communist Party is preparing for the traditional hugging festival

The group said in a statement issued here that the thirty-fifth edition of this meeting will have a popular and family character and will be of great importance to the culture and identity of the communist, leftist and progressive world in our country.

The event takes on many Chinese Communist Party traditions, including celebrating January 2 because it is the day the Socialist Workers' Party changed its name to its current name in 1922, a day banned by the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990).

During the coup regime, the political organization was subjected to severe repression and many of its members were arrested, tortured and killed, so its members resorted to underground work.

Moreover, during that period it was common that when they met and got to know each other, they would hug each other as a sign of joy at being well.

In 1988, in the midst of the dictatorship, the first edition was held under the name Festival of Art, Science and Culture for Democracy in Chile and since 1992 O'Higgins Park has been adopted as its headquarters.

As part of a wide program of activities, the book Carrizal Bajo: The Decisive Year, written by the late head of the Chilean Communist Party, Guillermo Tellier, is scheduled to be reissued.

On Saturday and Sunday, national and international figures will participate in a series of forums in the tents of the Gladys Marin, Luís Emilio Ricabarín, Guillermo Tellier and Alejandro Lipschutz Institute of Sciences.

The musical part will be animated, among other groups, by La Sonora de Tommy Rey, Inti-Illimani, the trio of Javiera Parra, Ricardo Silva, Cadillacs Pirata and Pascuala Ilabaca.

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As usual, there will be gastronomic offers from Chilean cuisine and other countries in the region.


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