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Festivals In Cusco

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Dates Festivals
Ch'iaraje / January 20 Canas Province, District of Yanaoca (Czech community)

Fight ritual among residents of the communities of Czech and Quehue, who face a warrior game to promote the fertility of the Earth. The winning community is the one which occupies more land. The gunmen, waves, scourges of leather and sticks, wear jackets decorated with flowers. Women help caring for horses and collecting stones and encourage men singing.
Fighting Toqto / February 2 Chumbivilcas province, district of Livitaca (Toctopata)

Carried out in the place called Tocto, located between the districts of Yanaoca and Livitaca. They have duration of three days, which evoke the struggles to gain more land for cultivation. Day participants are installed on the site, the second day start singles matches and then groups of five and ten people are forming. After eating and drinking, they face all until the third day, during which they pick up their wounded and made qhaswa (rounds where celebrate winners and losers).
Qoyllority / Movible Province of Quispicanchi, Ocongate District

Pilgrimage towards the top of the mountain Sinaqara. The path is accompanied with a procession, dances, and bands of music, Fireworks and the symbolic market of the alasitas (fair of crafts miniature). This Festival brings together two traditions - the Andean and the Catholic - because it celebrates the appearance of the image of Christ in a solid rock to 4 750 m. and at the same time the cult to Apu Ausangate.
Mr Torrechayoc / Movible Province of Urubamba, Urubamba District

The origins of this Festival the year 1860, when placed a huge cross in the snow and a mass of inauguration of a section of road (Urubamba-Lares) was celebrated. Years later, this cross was carried the Urubamba town where he pays cult. Apart from the mass, the cross brings in procession with all their jewels. Celebrations include Fireworks, dances, bullfights and cockfights navajeros parade.
Corpus Christi / Movible Province of Cusco, Cusco District

Procession of images of 16 highly revered patron saints in the city. Part of the processions bands of musicians and folk groups. The typical and classic dish of this festivity is the "chiri uchu" (Guinea pig Roast with beef jerky, roasted corn, rocoto, sancochada chicken, cheese, cochayuyo, sausage, fish eggs, corn tortilla).
Inti Raymi / 24 June Province of Cusco, Cusco District

Staging that expresses harmonious relationship of man maximum Incas divinity with the Sun God. Performed on the winter solstice.
Currently begins in the Qoricancha and continues towards the Plaza de Armas, to finally reach the Esplanade of Sacsayhuaman.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel / July 16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel / July 16

Paucartambo and other towns of the region it commemorates the Virgen del Carmen, with a procession, but also with music and dances. Paucartambo, Pisaq and Huarocondo parties are considered as the best folk show in the region.
Quillabamba Celebrations / July 25-29 Province of La Convención, Santa Ana District

The anniversary celebration of the province of the Convention, whose capital is the city of Quillabamba. Each year this week elected Miss coffee or Miss Quillabamba. Cockfighting and competencies of motocross Championships, as well as the Cocla fair presents a music Festival with national and international artists are.
Pachamama Raymi or Mother Earth Day / August 1 Celebration in the Cusco Region

On the date are the following Festivals: "Pachamamaraymi" (Ccatca district), "wataqallariy" (district of Maras) and Kinturaymi (Oropesa district, Huasao village). Andean ritual in which they s worship and tribute to the Pachamama (mother earth) at a special ceremony called "payment for land" with offerings of coca leaves, chicha of jora and seed huayruros (mystical forest seeds). This ritual marks the beginning of the new Andean year.
Lord of Huanca / 14 September Province of Calca, District of San Salvador

The Lord of Huanca history began in 1675 when, reportedly, Jesus appeared in a cave before Indian Diego Quispe. His lively story inspired one of the best painters of the time to represent the image in the rock. Worship (recognized in 1779) has its central day September 14 and there arrive devotees from paragraphs places of the Peru and Bolivia to cure their afflictions of the body and soul.
Santuranticuy / 24 December Province of Cusco, Cusco District

Fair held in the largest Cusco Plaza where meet artisans to sell variety of sacred images, pottery and wood carvings to arm Christmas birth.






 




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