Join The Academy of Tango - Texas in celebrating the eighth official “Day of Tango” Festival in Austin with performances by area Tango instructors, professional performers, and musicians!
Proclaimed by the Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, and recognized by the State of Texas as a momentous event, The Day of Tango has been celebrated in Argentina every year on December 11 since 1965 in honor of the birth dates of the two men responsible for the creation and worldwide promotion of the Tango: Carlos Gardel and Julio De Caro.
After 11 years of successful campaigning by Ben Molar, the country of Argentina formally recognized The Day of Tango on November 29, 1977.
With the approval of La Academia Nacional del Tango de la Republica Argentina, The Academy of Tango-Texas is proud to continue this momentous celebration in Austin!
More about the “Day of Tango” and Academy of Tango-Texas:
This event will be a celebration of the Tango as it is an integral part of the Argentine/Latin culture.
The Academy of Tango - Texas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and cohesion of the Argentinean and Latin Community, providing awareness and promotion of the Tango as a cultural heritage of humanity in the State of Texas. The Academy of Tango-Texas is also a correspondent of the National Academy of Tango in Argentina (La Academia Nacional del Tango de la Republica Argentina).
Every year in many Latin American countries, December 14th is celebrated as The Day of Tango (Dia del Tango). We (The Academy of Tango-Texas) officially brought this celebration to Austin in 2017 and are proud to continue this tradition again in 2018.
Or goal is to eventually have the Day of Tango recognized on both the State and National level in Texas and the United States.