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Peruvian Fiestas

Traditional fiestas in Peru

Traditional Fiestas

Festivals in Peru

City tour Cusco
Carnivals
The Carnavales in the Peruvian highlands are joyful and cheerful and take place during the month of February. A typical ritual is that of yunza, (umisha in the jungle, and cortamonte in the coast).
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City tour Cusco
Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria
Lasts 8 days, in the highland town of Puno, nestled on the shores of Lake Titicaca at an altitude of 3,870 meters above sea level. This colorful fiesta is one of the most beautiful and important celebrations in south of Peru.
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Lord Temblores
Lord of tremors (Señor de los Temblores)
In 1,650, when a devastating earthquake was rattling the city of Cuzco, the people claimed that an oil painting of Christ on the Cross held off the earthquake. Since then, the locals have been rendering homage to the image of Taitacha Temblores, the Lord of the Earthquakes.
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Corpus christi
Corpus Christi
The celebration of Corpus Christi used to be celebrated in the whole country, but the Fiesta is most impressive in Cusco.
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Inti Raymi
Inti Raymi
Inti Raymi is a festival that reverts back to the Inca's. It is a celebration and a sacrifice to the sun of God.
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Virgen del Carmen
Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen
Four hours from Cuzco, in the town of Paucartambo, thousands of devotees hold festivals in honor of the Virgen del Carmen, known locally as "Mamacha Carmen".
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Mes morado
Mes Morado
Procession of The lord of the miracles. This procession, which gathers together the largest number of believers in South America, dates back to colonial times, when a slave, brought over from Angola, drew the image of a black Christ on the walls of a wretched hut in the plantation of Pachacamilla, near Lima. The image stayed on the wall despite several attempts to erase it.
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All saints day
Fiesta de Todos los Santos (All Saints day)
Día de Todos Santos is also known as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. On November 1st, in Peru as in other Latin american countries, this day is dedicated to the memory of the dead.
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Christmas in Peru
Christmas in Peru
The rural context of the arrival of the infant Christ allowed early Peruvians to identify immediately with the festivity, highlighted by artisan creativity, a sense of aesthetics and the religious devotion of Andean settlers.
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Peru News

Earthquake in Puno

(6 December, 2016)

An earthquake has hit the city of Puno and Lake Titicaca with a magnitude of 6. Eight repetitions...

National Geographic crowns Peru among top destinations for travelling

(6 December, 2016)

Just recently, Peru was featured as one of National Geographic’s Top 5 destinations for travellers...

Miracles at the Ballestas Islands

(6 December, 2016)

There are miracles happening at the Ballestas Islands that can be considered natural wonders. In the...

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