August 1st marks the celebration of National Alpaca Day in Peru! Many people gathered to celebrate the famous Andean animal.
Celebrations took place in Macusani, which is known as ´´Peru´s Alpaca capital´´ and is located close to Puno.
The festival included the traditional Señalacuy ceremony, a parade of alpacas, wool spinning competitions and more. The region´s leaders and the local producers also took part in the celebration.
Furthermore, the Regional Agricultural offices in Puno also honored the alpaca animal with a fair that displayed the various alpaca producers in the area.
The regional director of Agriculture in Puno, William Morales Caceres, asserted the intentions of National Alpaca Day: to exhibit and evaluate the work of the alpaca breeders and to promote awareness of alpaca products.