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Thursday January 30, 2020

The region of Puno is prepared to celebrate the Virgen de la Candelaria festivity. It is one of the most fascinating celebrations in Peru.

The leading day of the Candelaria Festival is the 2nd of February, but the activities continue until the middle of the month.

In the meanwhile, the festival will feature a lot of dancers and musicians in fancy clothes.

The Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism believes that Puno will receive more than 60.000 visitors who will participate in the Virgen de la Candelaria festivity. (more…)

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Efforts to save the burning Amazon Rainforest

Monday September 09, 2019

For three weeks, fires have been burning the Amazon rainforest. This poses serious consequences for the rest of the world as Amazon produces approximately 16% of the world’s oxygen. This crisis of the burning Amazon rainforest has sparked an international discussion and call for action, especially among Peru and Colombia. (more…)

July 2: Visible Solar Eclipse in Peru

Friday June 14, 2019

The last solar eclipse experienced in North America was on August 21, 2017. Are you ready? Because the next one is coming, and it will be visible in South America!

Tuesday, July 2, a solar eclipse will be visible from Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia and in Peru! The eclipse is starting at 2:20 pm, local time in Peru.

There is a solar eclipse when the moon places itself between the sun and the earth and when it casts the shadow on the earth. (more…)

Gold for Peruvian volleyball team at Special Olympics

Wednesday April 03, 2019

At the Special Olympics’ World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, Peru’s extremely good volleyball team won gold! The games took place from March 14 till March 21 this year. Peru was represented by 22 athletes who participated in four disciplines: gymnastics, swimming, athletics and volleyball. In total the country won six golden, eight silver and five bronze medals. One of those gold medals was from the Peruvian volleyball team.

The Inca country had to play against Russia and won with 2-1. (more…)

Cusco Readies for Inti Raymi

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Inti Raymi, or Festival of the Sun, will take place this Friday, June 24th in Cusco, Peru. This is a celebration that the Incas observed every year, and the Cusco locals continue in their tradition.

As Cusco was the capital of the Incan Empire, the city held much significance, so this important festival was practiced here. The Inti Raymi festival is very similar to the New Years celebrations that we have at the beginning of January.

The Incas chose to celebrate at this time of the year because it marks the end of the harvest period and the start of the vernal equinox. (more…)

Peru Celebrates Labor Day

Tuesday May 03, 2016

The National Institute of Statistics and Information announced that approximately 15,918,900 Peruvians participated in the celebrations of Labor Day on Sunday, May 1st.

A survey was recently taken to examine the expansion in the working population in the past 5 years. It was discovered that the male working population increased by 6.5% and the female working population increased by 4.2%.

Particularly in urban areas, the working population has greatly increased. In fact, it expanded by 9.6%. (more…)

Gran Teatro Nacional to honor Mother’s Day and Pachamama

Tuesday April 26, 2016

On May 6th, 2016, the Gran Teatro Nacional will be hosting an event called, ‘’Pachamama: Canto y Rito a la madre’’ (Pachamama: Chant and Rite to mothers) in Lima. More than 40 talented artists will participate in this production with the intent to honor Pachamama and the many mothers around the world.

Violinist Ándres Chimango Lares, one of Peru’s most famous musicians, will be leading the event. Other musicians include Jaime Guardia, Manual Silva ‘Pinchincucha’, Porfirio Ayvar, Riber Oré, and numerous Andean artists.

Pisco sour festival

Wednesday February 10, 2016

Every first Saturday of February Peru celebrates the official Pisco Sour Day. And on this occasion the ‘Pisco Sour Fest Costa Verde’ took place in Lima at Marbella beach. During this festival over 3000 people participated.

This festival is all about the possible different mixes of the popular Peruvian drink Pisco Sour. Barmen from the best discos and the best bars in Peru come to the festival to show their varied mixes.

Spicy Sour, Sami Sour, Green Tea Sour and Limo Sour were the most popular fusions; those drinks stood out because of their uniqueness and originality. (more…)

Careful with Carnaval!

Tuesday February 09, 2016

Carnaval is probably the only festival on earth where it is acceptable to launch water balloons at random strangers and spray them mercilessly with shaving cream.

This type of behavior can be found in numerous places around Peru, such as Cajamarca, Huaraz, Iquitos, Cusco and Puno during the month of February as Peruvians celebrate Carnaval with all sorts of festivities.

In the past, water balloons have been prohibited by authorities during Carnaval. However, people seem to ignore such prohibitions and continue to use the water bombs as ammunition. (more…)

Festival of the Virgen Asunta of Coya

Friday August 07, 2015

The festival of the Virgen Asunta takes place next week on the 15th of August. And as Peru continues work to honor and preserve its cultural heritage, it has been announced that among others, the festival of the Virgen Asunta has been declared a national heritage. It is been given the title as it involves the whole population of the district of Coya, who express profound devotion to the festival, which in turn strengthens community ties.

The origins of the festival of the Virgen Asunta can be traced back to 1753 when three images of the virgin were sent from Spain one for each of the three towns of Coya, Calca and Pisac. (more…)

Festival de Vicuñas in Peru

Tuesday June 23, 2015

This week, the Chaccu National 2015 or the Fiesta de la Vicuña will be held in the Pampa Galeras National Reserve, that hosts the biggest population of vicuñas in Peru.

One of the objectives of the festivities is to seek protection and to promote the conservation of the camelid.

Once the vicuñas were used for production of cloths of the elite Incas and they were capture by the ancestaral “Chaccu”, technique: a big group of people would corral the vicunas and storn them to use the fur. Afterwards they were released back in nature. (more…)

Holy Week in Ayacucho

Thursday April 02, 2015

Lots of Peruvians and tourists visit the Andean town of Ayacucho to celebrate Holy week. Ayacucho is famous for putting on an extra special celebration for the week of Semana Santa by carpeting the streets with flower art. There are massive street processions with the icons of saints being carried over the carpets of flowers. The festivities reach their peak with a candlelit procession followed by a firework display on the Saturday before Easter but besides this there are also many other things going on like art shows concerts and even cookery competitions.


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