Festivities in Chile



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Festivities : click here to find a introductory video  

Do you like food? Do you like customs? And what about enjoying with your friends and relatives? If the answer to these questions is yes, you certainly like festivities. While there are many festivities in every country, let's focus our attention on the most popular festivities that are celebrated in our country.

In Chile we can find lots of traditions, from north to south in almost every place you can find different traditions and festivities. Yet, while there are cultural traditions that come from inner native population. For example, "we tripantu" and "Tapati". But, there are some appropriate traditions that we celebrate but they come from other countries. For example, Christmas and Halloween.



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Level: 1st grade of High School.

Context: Public School. 

Topic: Unit 4: Respecting Traditions. (Taken from the student and teacher book of the National Curriculum from MINEDUC)


  1. Get together in groups of three or four and choose one festivity celebrated in Chile to look for more information.

  2. After you chose a festivity, you have to make a creative presentation, infographic or record a video describing the main features of your festivity. 

  3. Discuss with your group about your classmates’ presentations.



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Step 1: Get in groups of 3 or 4.


Step 2: Choose one of the festivities you will present from the following pool:

  • Christmas

  • Halloween

  • New year’s eve

  • Easter

  • April’s fool day 

  • Holy Week

  • National Holidays

  • We Tripantu (Mapuche)

  • Tapati (Rapa Nui)


Step 3: Look for the information required in the resources leave below in this webquest, and make sure you use the key concept related to the festivity. 


Step 4: Make a creative presentation/Infographic/video using Canva, Prezi, Youtube, or Tik-Tok. The presentation would last 5 minutes. Consider the following aspects before to start to create and design:

  • A general description of the festivity

  • Clothes that people usually wear in the festivity

  • Activities that people do in the festivity

  • Types of food that are cooked in the festivity 

  • Pictures, images, gifs, videos (the presentation needs to be attractive)

Note: The tools suggested could be adapt or modify considering students background and school context.


Step 5: Present your project to your classmates and take notes from the presentation.


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Here you can find useful links to look up for information about the festivities.  (DO NOT USE EXTERNAL LINKS FOR THE RESEARCH)



We Tripantu:


National Holiday:




New Year’s Eve:






April’s fool day: 


Holy Week:






  • Students present their videos in front of the class and take notes about it.

  • As soon as presentations finished, get in groups of three or four and discuss about the information you get from the presentations. Share your notes with your group to make sure that you understand correctly.

  • Teachers checks students’ presentations with the following rubric.




Key Components






Needs Improvement




All the aspects are showed in the presentation. 

Demonstrate  knowledge of the content. 

Almost all the aspects are presented.

Little content is missing.

Some aspects need improvement. 

It needs further knowledge on content.

Not present all the aspects required in the presentation. 

Pronunciation: Accuracy and Fluency

Correct pronunciation of the words and fluency in the oral discourse.

Almost all the words are well pronounce.

Little mistakes on fluency.

Lots words mispronounced

Not very fluent.

Mispronunciation of the majority of the words.

Not fluent in the oral discourse.

Mechanics: Grammar and Vocabulary

Not made grammar mistakes. 

Wide range of vocabulary appropriate for the level.

Less than 2 grammar mistakes.

The range of vocabulary is almost appropriate for the level.

Less than 4 grammar mistakes.

Few variety of vocabulary used.

More than 6 grammar mistakes.

The range of vocabulary is not appropriate for the level.

Visual Aids

Correct use of images, and design of the content exposed. 

Engage the audience attention.

Good use of image and design of the presentation.

Gets almost all the attention of the audience.

The use of images does not fulfill the requirements.

The presentation requires improvement.

Excess or absence of images.

Not engage the audience attention.

Total Points




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This webquest had helped us to achieve an inner understanding about the traditions and festivities celebrated in our country. Besides, since we had planned this webquest we wanted to highlight some points such as:

1- We hope this webquest may help students to develop some important skills such as research, investigation and collaborative work. Skills that are important in students´ life.

2- This activity is mainly focused in oral production, the reason is that we wanted to develop students´communicative skills in English. Because, this skill it is usually the weakest among the others.

3- We could share and promote the respect by telling others that festivities like the “Tapati” and the “We Tripatu,” which are not commonly celebrated for all of us, unless we belong to that specific context. In addition, we expect that students can promote the respect for other cultures by learning these festivities.


Further information: If you want to know more about festivities, you can visit the following links



- Paulina Alarcon

- Sebastian Beiley


Teacher Page


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For the teachers that may use this webpage.

This page was designed to follow the common structure of a webpage, so you will find all the required steps to follow up the activities. The task step can be eather a PPT presentation or a video recording, this will depend on the resources that you and your students have.

Finally, we would like to thank you for choosing this webquest.

Subject: English learning (Reading, Speaking, Research, Creative presentations)

Learners: Max 32 students

Standards: Culture, traditions and festivities, 

Process: Research, Present, Report.

Evaluation: Check students presentations with the teacher rubric.

Resources: Internet links, texts.

Conclusion: Students will develop their communicative English skills, they will know more about inner traditions and festivities of Chile through collaborative work, and how to research and investigate through internet.