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On All Saints' Day and the Day of the Dead Peru celebrates the Living and the Dead with a mixture of ancient indigenous and Christians elements
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower October 22, 2018 106   0   1   0   0  

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01 and 02 November
As so many other religious festivities in the country the celebration of All Saints’ Day (Día de Todos los Santos Vivos) and All Souls’ Day (Day of the Dead - Día de los Difuntos) is a mixture of Christians elements brought to Peru by the Spanish conquerors and ancient indigenous traditions.
While many think of Halloween, Peru celebrates the Day of the Creole song
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower October 21, 2018 132   0   1   0   0  

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31 October
While on October 31 most think of Halloween, Peru celebrates on that day an important part of the coastal culture of the country with the Day of the Creole Song - Dia de la Cancion Criolla.
Qeswachaka Inca Rope Bridge
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin October 20, 2018 18   0   1   0   0  

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First half of June
In the first half of June members of four Quechua communities high in the Peruvian Andes about 180 km (110 miles) from Cusco come together to ceremonially cut the ropes of the Q’eswachaka bridge, the last remaining traditional Inca rope bridge, let it fall into the Apurimac river below and then rebuilt it by hand in a 3-day ceremony...
Peru is one of the countries around the globe that participates in the international photo competition Wiki Loves Monuments 2018
Peruvian Curiosities SunflowerSunflower September 29, 2018 134   0   1   0   0  
Since 2010 Wikimedia, the movement behind the free internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, organizes the public photo competition around cultural heritage monuments “Wiki Loves Monuments”. And for the 3rd year now Peru is one of the 40 countries all over the world that participates.
The Festival Señor de Choquekillka in Ollantaytambo (Pentecost festivities) is a great example of the merging of Catholic traditions and beliefs with ancient Andean customs and rituals
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower May 29, 2018 218   0   1   0   0  

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May / June – 50th day after Easter
Christians around the globe commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus on the 50th day after Easter during the Pentecost celebrations. In Peru the most enthusiastic and vibrant Pentecost festivities can be found in Ollantaytambo in the Urubamba Valley located about 70 km (45 miles) northwest of Cusco.
Marinera dance performance with Peruvian Paso Horse; photo: Marca Peru
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower May 23, 2018 398   0   1   0   0  

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Mid- to late-April
Each year around mid- to late-April the National Association of Breeders and Owners of Peruvian Paso Horses (ANCPCPP) organizes the Concurso Nacional Oficial del Caballo Peruano de Paso (National Peruvian Paso Horse Competition), one of the two most important horse competitions of the country in Mamacona near Pachacamac, about 30 km (19 miles) south of Lima – the other...
Peru celebrages its craftsmen on the Peruvian Artisan Day; photo: Marca Peru
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower May 09, 2018 181   0   1   0   0  

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19 March
March 19 is Saint Joseph’s Day, the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, who is believed to have been a carpenter or craftsman in wood or even metal. In his memory countries around the globe pay homage to artisans and craftsmen on this day.
The Afro-Peruvian Summer Festival (Festival del Verano Negro) in Chincha celebrates Afro-Peruvian culture
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower May 02, 2018 333   0   1   0   0  

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Usually around mid-February
Chincha - and here especially the district of El Carmen – in the southern Ica region of Peru can be considered as the capital of African culture in the country and is home to the largest celebrations of Afro-Peruvian art, folklore, gastronomy, music and dance each February.
The ancient Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores, Lima surrounded by modern residences; photo: AP
Editors' Opinion SunflowerSunflower December 04, 2017 690   2   14   0   0  
Thousands of years before the Spanish conquerors arrived in South America, what we know today as Peru was inhabited by numerous highly advanced cultures that over time built impressive structures, settlements, road networks, irrigation channels and much more amazing us to this day with their complex skills in construction, agriculture and arts, their culture and social structures. ...
Peru Hidden Treasure – Peru Tesoro Escondido
Travel News SunflowerSunflower November 27, 2017 1899   1   1   0   0  
Just at the beginning of November a different and interesting documentary, “Peru – the Hidden Treasure” (Peru – Tesoro Escondido) premiered in Peruvian cinemas that already now is available for the international audience on Netflix. Worth to watch.
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