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Machu Picchu Holidays
All the principal celebrations in the Empire are Religious, because this is one of the main important thing in the life of any settler of the Inca Empire.
The festivities which are related with agriculture activities, were related with
the begining of the seasons, all this festivities were in the honor of the god
and they giving thanks to the all benefits received in their own lifes. Which resulted in abundant harvests.
Their principal deities are:
Canas. Struggle within communities as in the Inca period, with slingshots
"liwias" and other weapons as well, to flirt with the young girls of the town.
Holy Week. On
Moundy Thursday there is the famous "Señor de los Temblores" procession,
Cusco, and on Good Friday there is the sensational procession of the Holy Sepulchral. During the seven
festivity days one can taste a large variety of typical foods.
|2 to 4||Cusco||
"Cruz de Velacuy". It is about the crosses vigil and
adoration. In various churches folk groups stages the
La Jurca customs scene and a great display of folk dances.
|All the month||Cusco||Cusco Jubilee Feast. Cultural,
artistic and recreative activities are carried out in homage to the
city. The medicinal hot-spring waters of Aguas Calientes are in the outskirts of the location, near Machu
Picchu, as well as the Conac hot-spring waters (109 kms far).
International Festival of the "Cusqueña" beer. Celebrated
with all types of music, such as rock, salsa,
Peruvian ballades, etc.
|2 to 3||Cusco||
Feast of the Lord of "Qoyllurriti". By the Ausangate
snow-caped mountain slope (6,362 m above sea
level) thousands of pilgrims climb the mountain. The men "Q'eros" and the pilgrims carry huge ice blocks
to their lands.
Corpus Christi. Is one of the most beautiful religious folk
demonstrations. It must set off the "Entrada de
los Santos" (Saint's Entrance) and the Consecrated Host procession. Folk bands and dancers display.
Raqchi Festival. Great display of regional dance groups.
Agricultural and cattle-raising Fair, typical food
conquest. Tupac Amaru a great America martyr, was imprisoned and killed in the Tinta district (1780).
Inti Raymi Sun Feast.
The Inti Raymi evocation is carried out in the Sacsayhuaman explanade, the
pompous Inca's empire feast. Would you like to take part in the Inti Raymi festival ? Look at our Fixed departure date package tour !
|Ollantay Rayni - Ollantaytambo.
The entrance of the Inca fortress is the scenery of the Ollantay Inca
drama, which is staging of the love of the General Ollanta for the Kusicoillur princess.
27 to 30
|Yawar Feast. This feast is celebrated by
trapping the condor, then with bullfights with the condor at the
back and later the condor is released and the dancers celebrate in the streets.
|Warichacuy. Evocation and
giant staging of the "Wara" Incan imposing ritual, male garment that
symbols the transit
of puberty to the adult age. Five thousand young people, showing multicolored Incan clothes represent several ability trials.
and physical skills. Sensational scenery at the Sacsayhuaman esplanade.
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|Cusco||All Saints' Day. It is celebrated in different places of the country and with their own customs.|
|23 to 24||Cusco||Popular Fair Santuranticuy. Sale and exhibition of
handicraft regional products, especially the Nativity with the image of
the Child Manuelito, typical Child God from Cusco.
|Every Sunday||Cusco||Pisac. At this fair you can get handicraft of very good quality.|
|Every Sunday||Cusco||Chincheros. The Indians from neighboring
towns go down the hill to sell their products through "bartering", keeping
way their Inca customs.