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Fun and festivities in Peru - celebrations, festivals and cultural events

Centro de Lima The people of Peru love holidays and celebrate them on a grand scale. New Year is traditionally celebrated on January 1. According to the traditions established by the Spaniards, Christmas trees are installed. Santa Claus gives gifts to children. Fairs are held in many cities. Injun rituals like the worship of the moon give flavor. The old year effigy is burned in some places. The celebration is accompanied by fireworks and concerts. Lima's founding week begins on January 18. Conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Ciudad de Los Reyes on this day. This place was named Lima among the local population later. Residents of the capital celebrate the foundation of the city. The celebration is accompanied by dances, processions, concerts, and shows. The Marinera dance festival takes place in La Libertad in January. This folk dance has incorporated both features of dances of pre-Columbian civilizations, as well as Spanish and even Gypsy dances.
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An unusual date is celebrated on the first Saturday in February. It is a Day of Pisco Sour. Peruvians drink strong national Pisco drink from the XVI century. The cocktail based on it was invented relatively recently - about 50 years ago. The locals came up with the idea of honoring it in a special way in 2004. People taste cocktails and have fun all over the country. The Grand Traditional Carnival takes place in January-March. It consists of separate processions that are held on different days. This carnival is considered one of the oldest in the world. Participants dress up in traditional costumes, dance, and sing.
The Nazca desert is located in the Ica region. The local wine festival takes place here in March. Guests of the festival taste local wine varieties and celebrate the grape harvest. The festival has been held since the 50s of the last century. Copyright
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The celebration of Holy Week usually falls in April. A strange mixture of local and Catholic customs is observed during its celebration in Peru. Scenes from the life of Christ are interspersed with folk dances, shows, processions, and parades. Religious processions pass through the streets on Easter. Festive services are also held in churches.
A new holiday appeared in Peru recently. It is initiated by the government. It's Rum Day. It is celebrated on the first Saturday in June. It is aimed at popularizing this drink. The ancient Inca festival of the Sun (Inti Raymi) is also celebrated in June. The holiday is associated with the winter solstice. It was banned by the Catholic Church. But its second birth was in 1944. Ceviche, a traditional Peruvian snack of raw fish, is so popular that a separate holiday is dedicated to it. It is celebrated on June 28.
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel is honored in the small town of Paucartambo on July 16. This is another example of mixing Andean traditions and Catholic customs. In fact, this is the biggest party in the country, despite the fact that it is a religious holiday. A huge number of people arrive in the tiny town. They sleep in the open air. Independence Day is celebrated on a grand scale on July 28. General Jose de San Martin declared Independence from Spain in 1821. Peruvians have two days off on the occasion of this memorable date. They are celebrated by fairs, street festivals, concerts and, of course, a parade. Rosa of Lima is the first local Saint to be canonized by the Catholic Church. Her memory is honored on the day of her death on August 30. Isabel Flores de Oliva, nicknamed Rosa, earned the fame of a Saint during her lifetime. She dedicated her life to God and his good works.
The spring festival is held annually in Trujillo in September. The city is decorated with flowers. Parties, concerts, and fashion shows are held. Peruvian cuisine has become extremely popular around the world in recent decades. It is considered delicious and healthy. The Mistura Food Festival is held in mid-October in Lima. It attracts food fans from all over the world. The anniversary of the battle of Angamos is celebrated on October 8. The troops of Chile and Peru took part in it. The procession in honor of Christ the Wonderworker takes place in Lima in October. The entire city was destroyed during an earthquake in the XVIII century. Only the miraculous image survived.
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All Saints' Day is celebrated on November 1. It is an organic mix of Catholic and pagan traditions. Peruvians bring snacks and drinks to cemeteries. They spend the whole night in vigil and conversation. The festival called simply Puno Days begins in Puno on November 5. This marks the birthday of the first Inca Manco Capac. He was the founder of the state. Bullfighting takes place in Lima in November. Matadors from all over the world come to the city. A special breed of bulls for fighting is raised on ganaderia farms. The Acho arena for fighting was built in Lima in the XVIII century.
Cathedral Peru, Lima Christmas Eve is celebrated on December 24. A grand fair is held in Cusco. It's called Santuranticuy. This translates as "sale of saints". In fact, this is a craft fair where all sorts of figurines of saints are sold. Christmas is celebrated with the family on December 25. Everything is traditional – a Christmas tree is placed and a Turkey or sweet bread is served on the table.
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Uniques spots of Peru

Machu Pikchu

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Machu Picchu takes a special place among the most incredible and unique monuments in the world. This ancient city of the Inca was best preserved after several thousand years. Today visitors to the unique archaeological complex have an excellent opportunity to stroll along the old streets and participate in the history. The unique archaeological complex was discovered by Hiram Bingham. His expedition began the excavations in 1911.

The history of the city of Machu Picchu is mysterious and enigmatic. It served as the residence of the ruler for centuries. Even during the heyday, there were no more than 200 buildings on the city terrarium. In 1532 the history of the city broke out mysteriously. According to a testimony, all city dwellers simply disappeared at once. The modern visitors of the … Read all

La Rinconada

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One of the most difficult to reach places on earth can be found in South America. Among the picturesque mountain landscapes here is the small mining town of La Rinconada. The town, situated in the Peruvian Andes at the height of 5 180 meters, is the highest settlement in the world. The only road on which you can reach the city is through very complicated mountainous areas and is covered with ice in most months.

The situation is made difficult by substantial air dilution. For the unprepared people, the climate of the mountainous region can be dangerous to life. Nevertheless, some 50,000 people have been living in the city ter- ritory for several years. Most city dwellers work as miners, who gain gold from the local mines. Although La Rinconada is quite remote from the rest of … Read all
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Preferred to Open 9 New Hotels in 2022

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Attractions and entertainment in top cities of Peru

If you like observing interesting natural attractions, do not miss an opportunity to visit the El Misti Volcano located near the city. This is an active volcano, the slopes of which are important archaeological sites. Scientists discovered many unique old artifacts. In the past, this was a sacral place for Incas who were performing their rituals near the volcano. Nowadays, tourists enjoy getting to the top of the volcano. Moreover, this activity is available almost all year round. As El Misti … Read more
Not far from the city center picturesque parks of Pantanos de Villa and Parque de la Imaginacion are situated. Those, who want to be away from the bustle of the city, are recommended to see Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve. Favorite places among indigenous inhabitants and foreigners are local beaches. The most popular is Playa Kon-Tiki that is perfectly equipped for your comfort. Asia beach is close to the popular shopping center, so it is always crowded. Among the nightlife, Cocodrilo … Read more

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