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FESTIVITY

DATE
PLACE
DESCRIPTION
NEW YEAR JANUARY 1ST

Cusco

Join the wildest party of the year, sharing with people all over the world the "midnight run" on Main PLaza  
SAN SEBASTIAN JANUARY 20TH
Provin. Cusco San Sebastian
One of the important festivities in Cusco, preceded of mass services during nine days, the central party and "Perachhapchiy", it includes several dance shows, this celebration last eight days.
VIRGEN DE BELEN JANUARY 20TH
Prov. Cusco, Dist. Santiago
This Virgin is considerated as the Patroness of Cusco City, the image is one of the most ostentatious because of the richness of her jewels.
CARNAVAL MARCH 2ND
Cusco
In the communities it begins with ceremonies, dances, native music and native songs, while in the city the celebrations are gibberish.
EASTER APRIL 8 - 14TH
CUSCO

Celebration with deep religious fervour and well-rooted that includes:

  • Brunch Sunday (Jesus triumphal entrance)

  • Holly Monday (procession of Lord of Temblores in Cusco city).

  • Holly Friday (procession of la Dolorosa)
  • Glory Saturday (Jesuschrist resurrection)
HOLLY CROS 

"CRUZ VELACUY"

 

MAY 03RD
CUSCO
The veneration of Crosses in the catholic religion is general, starting in the native comunities and cities.
QOYLLRIT`I MAYO 26th
Prov. Quispicanchis Dis. Ocongate
In this festivity you can see the religious sinchrony (catholic- native) venerating the image of a Crucified Christ painted in a rock, and at the same time in a snowy summit.
TORRECHAYOC JUNE 03RD
Prov. Urubamba
In 1867 a huge cross is builded, first this cross was taken to the "Ch`ynaqasa" summit and since then a sanctuary is builded in e Urubamba city.
CORPUS CHRISTI JUNE 22 Cusco Fifteen saints and virgins from various districts are borne in a procession to the Cathedral where they "greet" the body of Christ embodied in the Sacred Host, kept in a fabulous gold goblet weighing 26 kilos and standing 1.2 meters high.
INTIRAYMI JUNE 24TH
Cusco
Is the main celebration in Cusco's month. It calls up the luxury of the Incas' religious ceremonies.
VIRGEN DEL CARMEN JULY 16TH
Cusco
The celebrations begins with nine days of mass services, the day before (ceraapaycuy, qonoy), the main celebration, procession, blessing, warfare, aqaricuy. In this ocation the people who live near the town show a variety of dances, with colorful fancy dresses and masks. In Paucartambo this ocation is time to visit Tres Cruces to see the spectacular sun rising.
QUILLABAMBA'S DAY JULY 26TH
Prov. Quillabamba
Civic celebration full of an spectacular gibberish and differnt kind of cultural events, sports, peagent contest, and it finish with festival witn national and international importance.
INDEPENDENCE DAY JULY 28TH
CUSCO
Civic ceremony organized by political authorities and military institutions, in different parts of the district.
EARHT MOTHER'S DAY AUGUST 01ST
CUSCO
Ancestral ceremony into the andean cosmic vision, earth mother has an important place and it must be adorated.
SEÑOR DE HUANCA SETEMBER. 17TH
CUSCO
In some isolated spot called Huanca that means "stone", a miracle Christ image showed up, this christ was been tortured, since that day a multitudinous pligrimage is made.
SEÑOR DE LOS MILAGROS OCT. 31

CUSCO

Religious festivity celebrated in the whole country. in Lima is the biggest catolic parade in América.
TODOS LOS SANTOS NOVEMBER 1 - 2ND
CUSCO

Religious festivity celebrated in the whole country, but in Cusco this celebration has some particular features. November 1st is considerated the day of every alive person ("Dia de todos los Santos Vivos"), the meetings are made by all the families in the city, this celebration is favourable to taste the famous "lechones and tamales" (piglets and corn made kind of cake).

November 2nd isconsiderated the dead people's day, the visit to the cemeteries is general.

VIRGEN INMACULADA DIC. 08

CUSCO

Religious festivity the celebrations are masses tipical dances.
SANTURANTICUY DICEMBER. 24 TH
CUSCO
It's a tradicional popular art fair that bring together different artists and craftsman speciallyfrom San Blas neighborhood, and from the south of the country as well, this fair takes palce in themain square of the city. This fair is an opportunity to show the Niños manuelitos, Christmas adornment.
NAVIDAD DICEMBER. 25 TH
CUSCO

Important religious festivity celebrated in the whole christian world. in the andean zones of Cusco this celebration is particular, cause the mass services are chanted in Quechua, and in some other special celebrations.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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