Atacameno festivals and ceremonies are imbued with a deep and intense interaction with nature. Main offerings are made to the Pachamama, the earth; the mountain spirits, tata-cerros; and to the water, tata-putarajni, as well as to the ancestors, tata-abuelos.
Traditional patterns of beliefs, knowledge and symbolism, based on mythological conceptions, ritually reenacted, last until today.
Main Atacameno festivities are:
The cleaning of irrigation canals (La limpia de canales),
The flowering of the livestock (El enfloramiento del ganado),
And the prehispanic ancestors cults, tata-abuelos (El culto a los tata abuelos o antepasados prehispánicos).