Tarija, in the far south of Bolivia, has its own folklore and traditions that are quite distinct from the rest of the country. Carnaval Chapaco / Tarija Carnival is one of the main Carnivals in Bolivia, with many traditional dances, events and customs, especially in villages in the area. Tarija is also the home of the Comadres tradition (usually celebrated on the Thursday before Carnival). Women give each other decorated food baskets and other gifts as a sign of friendship (if received the gift has to be returned in the future), get together and party. It is also Bolivia's main wine producing region and depending on the dates Carnival may coincide with Vendimia, the wine harvest festival.