Festivities & Events in Peru
The festivities in the Peruvian highlands are a sight to see, both by different dancers who participate in them, and by the richness of the litter of Saints and Virgins taking off in procession. With centuries of tradition, the festivities are visited by people from various American countries such as Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador, who are fervent believers of them. They are many and varied and, worth noting, the mix and Andean religious festivals are a great example of the cultural richness of the country. The festivities include dances, food, drink, processions and rituals that impress with the excitement and jubilation that spread its participants.
calendar of festivals:
Virgen de la Candelaria - Puno
The celebration of the Virgen de la Candelaria also known as La Mamacha Candelaria is 18 days party and in which there are more than 200 dances. This Virgin is associated with the Pachamama, Lake Titicaca and symbolizes purity and fertility
Holy Week in Ayacucho
Holy Week in Ayacucho is one of the most significant religious festivals nationally and worldwide, it is characterized by maintaining its own uniqueness and performing its predilection with deep religious fervor that makes it unique and different.
Señor de Qoyllur Rit'i
The party starts on the day of the Holy Trinity, when over 10,000 pilgrims climb to the limit of perpetual snow. It reaches minimum temperatures of -4 ° C. The road is accompanied by a procession, fireworks and the symbolic market of "Alacitas".
Virgen del Carmen - Paucartambo
For five days, different dances perform with different costumes, Doctorcitos, Waca Waca, Sajras, who march in procession accompanying the "Mamacha" throughout her tour of the Plaza de Armas, the temple courtyard and the streets.
The Yawar Fiesta is a traditional ceremony represented by the struggle of a condor with a bull. This festival is held in the town of Ccoyllurqui. The Yawar Fiesta is a traditional ceremony represented by the struggle of a condor with a bull. This festival is held in the town of Ccoyllurqui.
Señor de los Milagros
Also called Christ or purple Christ of Pachacamilla, it is an image of Christ on the cross, painted on an adobe wall located in the main altar of the Shrine of The Nazarene in the city of Lima and venerated by Peruvians and foreigners in Peru and around the world, who is considered miraculous.
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