The Ultimate How to Guide on How to pass Semana Santa in Cusco
What is Semana Santa?
The Holy Week in Peru lasts from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. During this week, many spiritual festivities take place, celebrating the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Travelers in Peru can witness numerous spiritual processions, traditional costumes, and local culinary delicacies all throughout the country of Peru during this religiously significant week.
What is there to see for travelers during Semana Santa?
The Holy Week is a significant religious festivity for the people of Peru. During the holidays of Semana Santa, many locals travel, witness the spiritual processions or spend time with their loved ones.
Likewise, for international travelers in Peru, this special week has a lot to offer!
Especially in Cusco, visitors can observe extraordinary expressions of local culture, in which they mix their ancient Inca origins with the newer influences of Christianity. (more…)