Cultural and Travel News Peru

Thousands to Flock to Cajamarca for Carnival

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Each year, February marks the Carnival season in Peru. Thousands are expected to flock to the Cajamarca region for Carnival this year.

In fact, more than 10,000 tourists are expected to travel to the Cajamarca region for this time of year. As many as 15,000 visitors may end up traveling here for the festivities.

As hostels and hotels fill up so quickly, many people stay with family or friends, or also rent houses so they can be present at this famous month-long event.

Puno Celebrates its 348th Anniversary

Tuesday November 08, 2016

Puno, a city in the south of Peru, recently celebrated its 348th Anniversary with many typical rituals and festivities.

The main event was a reenactment of the Legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, an Incan couple that helped to found the Inca Empire and were the first rulers of the civilization.

The reenactment began with the couple on Uros, the floating islands on Lake Titicaca, along with some locals and enthusiastic tourists.

The participants, all dressed in typical Incan costumes, journeyed from the islands to Puno´s port on 60 rafts. (more…)

Lima hosts an exhibition showing crafts from all over Peru

Friday May 27, 2016

The Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry in Peru is organizing a fair called “From our hands” with the purpose of promoting the handmade works from local artisans and to be able to turn this into a source of income for them.

During this year’s edition 123 artisans coming from Lima, Ayacucho, Cusco, Cajamarca, Piura, Puno, Junin, Arequipa, Huancavelica,Loreto, Amazonas, Apurimac, Callao, La Libertd, Pasco, Lambayeque, San Martin and Ucayali will participate.

Every year the event grows bigger, developing itself as a way for the artisans to connect with the market (more…)

Lachocc Child Jesus celebration in Huancavelica recognized as Peru’s National Cultural Heritage

Thursday February 12, 2015

The Christmas in honor of Lachocc Child Jesus, Nativity Virgin and Native Child or, in Spanish, Navidad en honor al Niño Lachocc, a la Virgen de la Natividad y al Niño Nativo has been attached to Peru’s extraordinary list of National Cultural Heritage.

The festival is every year from December 22 until December 27 in Huancavelica, a city in the center of Peru, with the most important day on December 25.

The news goes around that the Lachocc Child Jesus shows up in different places of the region, sometimes together with his friend, the Native Child. (more…)

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