One of the most original ways to learn about a new country is by interacting with it through its culture. Celebrating its unique festivals and devouring the local food. The festivals offer a great insight into the local traditions and customs of the area and how the natives enjoy their special occasions. The special food that is prepared for the special festivals brings life into the event. These festivals also help discover the beliefs and values that are rooted deep into the culture. Some of the most popular travel agencies offer special travel packages to Peru. Planned around the time of these great Peruvian festivals.
The Pilgrimage of the Lord of Qoyllurit’i, Cusco
Out of the countless Peruvian festivals. The pilgrimage of the Lord of Qoyllurit’I. It is one of the major festivals celebrated in Peru. The annual pilgrimage of the Lord of Qoyllurit’I takes place 58 days after Easter around June. The pilgrimage comes to an end at the Sinakara sanctuary. Cusco is labeled by UNESCO as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and this pilgrimage brings life to the tag. During this beautiful festival, the pious Cusqueños wear their traditional dresses and at sunrise start the trek up the mountain.
The Procession of Señor de los Milagros, Lima
The capital city of Peru, Lima, was bestowed with the patron saint that goes by the name of Señor de Los Milagros. Or commonly known as Saint of Miracles. Most cities and towns have a patron saint of their own. November has been nicknamed the “Purple Month” and people observing the holiday dress in colors of purple to show solidarity and respect. A sweet snack, turrón de Doña Pepa is famous for this event and could find at local vendors and street corners. Travelers would witness the official processions with the followers wearing purple weaving through the downtown streets in Lima in the second week of November.
In the Andean city of Ayacucho, the festival that brings beautiful memories and fun in the heart of Peru is this Carnival. This extravagant event precedes Lent and its food guidelines. People celebrating this festival throw colored water and paint at each other and devour mouth-watering food. The festivities stretch over a period of three days. And in Ayacucho, you can be a part of this indulgent festival around the month of February. By getting the appropriate travel package.
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