Pentecost celebrations in Ollantaytambo

Pentecost celebrations in Ollantaytambo
Tuesday May 12, 2015
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Pentecost, celebrated on May 24th, is a Christian festival commemorating the early followers of Jesus. Of course, as with so many religious festivals in Peru, Ollantaytambo has developed its own style to celebrate it, including a mix of traditional Inca and catholic beliefs and rituals. Pentecost in Ollantaytambo is a massive four day party with ethnic dances, bright costumes and singing in which they honor their patron saint Señor de choquekillka. The celebrations take place in the main square of Ollantaytambo, where many traditional dances will be performed by dancers of all ages from young children to adults. There will also be fireworks, a bull fight and a lot of drinking of beer and chicha – a traditional Peruvian maiz beer.

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