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New Year 2017

 Cusco, known as the navel of the world, is one of the special places over the world to celebrate the New Year

Read more: New Year 2017

Timeline’s festival of Cusco 2018

 

We invite you to participate and become part of the several activities that are carried out in many locations of the region of Cusco.

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Schedule of celebrations in the city of Cusco 2018


Important Days:

Schedule for August andSeptember

August 1, Wednesday

The main celebration of the Pachamama (holy mother earth)
Place: Cusco.

This ceremony its been taken by the inhabitants of the highlands of Perú (Andes) across the whole month of August. This tradition has been carried out by many many years ago and in this way, it becomes an ancestral celebration.

pago a la tierra cusco

August 2, Thursday

Our Lady of the Angels (Nuestra Señora de Los Andes)
Place: towns of Calca, Pisac and Urubamba (Urquillos)

This celebration takes places in an ancient town of Urquillos that is part of the Huayllabamba district in the Inca´s Sacred Valley, surrounded by Inca´s farming terraces that are still in use. During their route, Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles leaves the chapel followed by several ensembles of dancers, many of them are from the same town and other come from farthest locations.

NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LOS ÁNGELES

San Cristobal festivity
Place: Cusco.

This celebration its been carried out by the carriers or shippers, all of this is followed by dances, musical ensembles, and many other things. This celebration takes places in the main yard in front of the San Cristobal Church that has an impressive view of the whole city of Cusco and the celebration it´s performed in the middle of cultural and religious activities, handmade and gastronomic fairs.

Corpus San Cristóbal

August 10, Friday

San Lorenzo festivity
Place: District of Canchis, the town of Checacupe

August 12, Sunday

Santa Clara festivity
Place: District of Canas, Yanaoca town

August 15, Wednesday

Asunta Saint festivity
Place: the town of Calca and Pisac

The most important religious celebration in Calca, also known as 'Mamacha Asunta', in this festivity we can find many dances that in many cases can be very funny to see. Several groups of tourists both domestic and foreign came to this locality to become part of this massive celebration.

fiesta de la virgen asunta

August 24, Friday

San Bartolome festivity
Place: towns of Pisac, Calca, Taray, Canchis, and Tinta

Also known as the San Bartolome Saint, this traditionalists celebration where people dance and sing in accord to the rhythms of the 'Bandurria' and 'Quenas' that are part of the native musical instruments; we can see the biggest celebrations for this important date in the District of Tinta from 22 to 26 of August.

fiesta de San Bartolomé - Canchis Tinta

August 30, Thursday

Santa Rosa de Lima
Place: This date is celebrated all across Perú

Festivity in honor of the most important saint in America and Philipines, in this celebration, participates the national Police department of Perú, military authorities, as well as the Public Prosecutor and many other high levels authorities that recognized in Santa Rosa their main symbol of faith.

fiesta de santa rosa de Lima

Festivities in September

September 8, Saturday

Natividad Holy Lady festivities
Place: Cusco - Almudena Square

This festivity begins on August 29, with a traditional entrance called 'flowers entrance' which starts in the San Francisco Square heading to the Almudena square and chapel; on the main day we can see musical ensembles as well as many traditional dances, food, drinks and much more people that go alongside the Holy Lady across their route.

fiesta de la virgen natividad

September 14, Friday

Señor de Huanca
Place: Place: the town of San Salvador

The image of the Señor de Huanca (Lord of Huanca) it´s the image of Jesus Christ tormented that causes a massive reaction of love and devotion amongst the Catholics in Cusco and whole Perú. Located in the San Salvador district, each year receives thousands of peregrines from all over the world, in many cases some of them decide to reach this sanctuary by the pedestrian path, that is 48 kilometers long, all of this with the motivation of pay tribute to this sacred and venerated image.

El señor de Huanca

El Señor de la Exaltacion
Place: Place: the town of Anta - Mollepata district

Celebrated each year, in such a way that the visitors came from all the districts that are part of the province, it´s very appreciated and loved by the inhabitants of the place as well as Cusco.

El señor de la Exaltación

September 16, Sunday

Warachikuy celebration
Place: Cusco, Sacsayhuaman fortres main yard

Performed by the students of the famous Ciencias College of Cusco. It´s traditional ritual from the Andes region, emulating an ancient tradition of the Inca´s time, where the youngest males of the royalty needed to prove their bravery and courage passing through physical tests know with the name of 'Waras'; overcoming this probe means to become in an adult with maturity and attitude to be recognized by its peers as formal citizens.

WARACHICUY

September 30, Sunday

San Jeronimo Saint festivity
Place: the main yard of the San Jeronimo´s church

Religious festivity celebrated with many dance contests, music festivals, artistic exhibitions, gastronomic fairs and much more.

FIESTA DEL PATRÓN SAN JERÓNIMO

Bread celebrations
Place: the town of Oropesa

The 'Tanta Raymi' or bread celebration takes place each year in the locality of Oropesa far away from Cusco about 45 minutes, this place it well-know by his ancient bread tradition, for this reason, we can find numerous wood-burning oven preparing and making bread of an incredible variety of sizes, textures, flavors and more during the whole year. In this celebration all the masters of bread preparation make competition to see which of them can obtain the best product ever. For this reason, this celebrations brings visitors from all over Perú and many other places, that came to this place to taste and get delighted by the originality of the costume.

FIESTA DEL PAN

The Virgin Of Candelaria Feast 2017

Puno, Peruvian’s Folklore Capital, located in the hillside of the beauty Andes Chain that suddenly ends in the edge of Titicaca Lake. Additionally, in this region take place the celebration of Virgen de la Candelaria Festivity

Read more: The Virgin Of Candelaria Feast 2017

What To Bring For The Inca Trail

For lovers of nature and adventure, especially those who are eager to get to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail

Read more: What To Bring For The Inca Trail

Altitude sickness? You can handle!

Are the 3399 m.a.s.l. that makes people feel afraid to visit the city of Cusco. But it is not something otherworldly, because even to the cusquenians happen when we left the city for a while; and when we return, we feel quiet dizzy (is the change of the altitude).

Read more: Altitude sickness? You can handle!

Let's Fly Kites!!

Cusco is full of winds, August is the perfect month to dust off our kites and fly them. And they aren´t just elements of fun and freedom. Kites were used many years ago, back in 1200 a.J in China as elements of communication and signaling between military bases.

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Joy colors and flavor of cusco carnival

February begins with a beautiful month as the others, with days of rain and plenty of sunshine. It is characterized for many reasons, but primarily for its festivals with lively dances, typical food, colorful costumes and locations as a meeting to celebrate the customs and traditions of the residents of Cusco and visitors.

Read more: Joy colors and flavor of cusco carnival

GASTRONOMY IN CUSCO

The exquisite and varied food Cusco is characterized not only by its flavor and by combination of traditional Andean products in the region; influences also for being one of the living expressions and more representative of the southern Andean culture in Peru. it is true what many say, that the food of Cusco is pleasant salty taste? ...

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New Year 2016

Cusco is a very special place to wait with overwhelming joy and hope the coming of the "New Year" and the largest and crowded feast takes place in the main square of Cusco.

Read more: New Year 2016

Mistura 2014

From September 6 to 15 will be held the VI food fair - Mistura 2014. This year the fair will be held at the Costa Verde District Magdalena del Mar in Lima.

Read more: Mistura 2014



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