In its different versions, attendees have enjoyed in Plaza Bogotá, colorful expressions of Chilean and Latin American music, as well as comparsa parades.
This Carnival is an initiative of the theater company La Empresa, who coordinate the participation of comparsas (traditionally costumed street marchers) from all over Chile. More than 2,000 artists, including dancers and musicians, fill in Sierra Bella street of color, from Avenida Matta to Ñuble. In this 2022, the Carnival celebrated its 30 years of history with three days of celebration, on October 28, 29 and 30, and the great master Valentín Trujillo was crowned as King of the Carnival.
A tradition of this festival has been the tribute paid to outstanding women for their contribution to culture, who are elected Carnival Queens. During these years, some queens were Margot Loyola, Gabriela Medina, Maite Fernández, Rosa Ramírez, Cecilia Pantoja, Maitén Montenegro, Mónica Carrasco, Elsa Poblete, Maggie Lay and Palmenia Pizarro, among others.
Over time, the Historic Carnival of San Antonio de Padua has enriched its local and family character with the participation of carnival schools and groups of zamba, batucada, caporales sambos, diabladas and murgas.
Lira, 1726, Santiago.