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11 December - National Tango Day

NATIONAL TANGO DAY is celebrated every December 11th in Argentina.

The celebration was instituted to highlight the importance of tango in Argentine culture, and to commemorate the birth of tango singer Carlos Gardel (1890 or 1887)

In 2009, the tango was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In the nomination of UNESCO, the tango is described as "an example of the process of cultural sedimentation" and "social transformation over time".

We invite you to enjoy the following notable examples of tango culture:

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