Cowboy Culture Comes Alive In Argentina's Day Of The Gaucho

Thousands of Argentineans parade on horseback through the colonial streets of a town that seems like a living museum on Day of the Gaucho.

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    Alberto Lastre smokes outside a bar after parading on "Tradition Day" in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. This town in Buenos Aires province holds a gaucho festival every year to honor the birth of Argentine writer Jose Hernandez, author of the country's national poem "The Gaucho Martin Fierro," about the Argentine gaucho lifestyle. People from across the country attend the celebration to preserve gaucho traditions. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    A gaucho wears a traditional belt during "Tradition Day" in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. This town in Buenos Aires province holds a gaucho festival every year to honor the birth of Argentine writer Jose Hernandez, author of the country's national poem "The Gaucho Martin Fierro," about the Argentine gaucho lifestyle. People from across the country attend the celebration to preserve gaucho traditions. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    A girl rides a horse in a parade marking "Tradition Day" in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. This town in Buenos Aires province holds a gaucho festival every year to honor the birth of Argentine writer Jose Hernandez, author of the country's national poem "The Gaucho Martin Fierro," about the Argentine gaucho lifestyle. People from across the country attend the celebration to preserve gaucho traditions. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    Horses move along a street during a parade marking "Tradition Day" in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. This town in Buenos Aires province holds a gaucho festival every year to honor the birth of Argentine writer Jose Hernandez, author of the country's national poem "The Gaucho Martin Fierro," about the Argentine gaucho lifestyle. People from across the country attend the celebration to preserve gaucho traditions. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    Alberto Lastre sits on his horse outside a bar after parading on "Tradition Day" in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. This town in Buenos Aires province holds a gaucho festival every year to honor the birth of Argentine writer Jose Hernandez, author of the country's national poem "The Gaucho Martin Fierro," about the Argentine gaucho lifestyle. People from across the country attend the celebration to preserve gaucho traditions. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    Antonio Pereira watches a parade with his parents Anja and Jose and his dog Kitty during "Tradition Day" in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. This town in Buenos Aires province holds a gaucho festival every year to honor the birth of Argentine writer Jose Hernandez, author of the country's national poem "The Gaucho Martin Fierro," about the Argentine gaucho lifestyle. People from across the country attend the celebration to preserve gaucho traditions. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    People relax after parading on "Tradition Day" in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. This town in Buenos Aires province holds a gaucho festival every year to honor the birth of Argentine writer Jose Hernandez, author of the country's national poem "The Gaucho Martin Fierro," about the Argentine gaucho lifestyle. People from across the country attend the celebration to preserve gaucho traditions. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    Oscar Castano drinks beer during "Tradition Day" events in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. This town in Buenos Aires province holds a gaucho festival every year to honor the birth of Argentine writer Jose Hernandez, author of the country's national poem "The Gaucho Martin Fierro," about the Argentine gaucho lifestyle. People from across the country attend the celebration to preserve gaucho traditions. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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