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Chile's most celebrated festival is hosted by a small town called Tirana. The greatest highlight of the festival is the ancient ritual dance named "diablada" renowned as the "dance of the devils." Imagine the spectacle, when a troupe of dancers dressed in scary clothes and masks rhythmically moves to the sounds of flute and drums supposed to exorcise the demons! The ritual evidently reflects the indigenous religion practiced by the descendants of such native people like the Aymara, Kunza, and Atacameño.
Nevertheless, the festival is also popular among Christians and draws a considerable number of Catholic pilgrims as well as curious tourists who are always starving for new experiences. The festivities run annually between the 12th and 17th of July.