The spirit of Peruvian man, sculpted by art and religion, has given rise to a creative vein that arises in an infinite variety of forms, rhythms and rituals. Year after year, more than 3,000 popular parties, 1,500 musical styles and countless arts and crafts confirm that Peru is home to one of the most varied folkloric legacies in the world. With this outpouring of artistic expression, Peruvians feed off their deep roots to project an eternal alliance with nature and through rhythms and colors, strengthen their commitment to life that extends to visitors through hospitality and reciprocity, that are so typical of Peruvian culture. The many festivals, including those of a religious nature, reveal the nature of Peruvians, both men and women, their inclination to be sociable and share their hopes.
Exists a lot of holidays celebrated in Peru. Cusco celebrates hundreds of festivals. Most of them are celebrated in homage to a patron saint and are part of the Christian calendar adopted in colonial times, although they have been mixed with the magical beliefs of ancient forms of worship. The celebration of Holy Week, Carnival, Corpus Christi and the feast of the Lord of the Earthquakes, have a special meaning for the people of Cusco, becoming a great folkloric expression of their people.
The highest expression of the folklore of the people of Cusco occurs in the Inti Raymi (June 24).
23: The Spanish regimentation of the city of Cusco.
30 to 31: Sara Raymi Traditional trade fair in honor of the festivities of the Purified Virgin of Kaninkunka, province of Quispicanchi. Second fortnight of March to the first week of April: (Moveable date) The Holy Week festivities begin. The processions stand out.
Christmas is approaching and year-end celebrations around the world, many wish to renew their energy with a visit to the land of the Incas, Cusco.
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Like the rest of the cities of Peru, Cusco is also decorated with Christmas lights, trees led lights and additionally with Andean animals made with led lights. Christmas fairs begin one week before Christmas. The Andean births of Peru are armed within the last week of November.
The Christmas fair in Cusco is called Santirantikuy, and is held in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco every December 24, in this fair you can buy handicrafts. Christmas ornaments, paintings, souvenirs and native plants of Cusco with which, the cusqueños they arrange their births. On the night of December 24, the mass of Gallo is celebrated in all the churches of Cusco, in addition to the mass you can also see all the colonial temples of Cusco, which keep works of art such as paintings, sculptures in rock, wood and many gold and silver decorations typical of the colonial era of Cusco.
The New Year in Cusco is an event of happiness and celebration, each year the government of Cusco promotes fun through a large party on December 31 at night, in the main square of Cusco. At midnight the assembled people follow different end-of-the-year cabals as they go around the parade ground to continue traveling throughout the coming year, likewise they eat 12 grapes while 12 wishes.
It is very usual that the next morning, January 1, 2018, there are many streets adorned with yellow dots, since it is the custom of Cusco to call good luck with pica pica of yellow paper.
Traditionally each hotel in Cusco usually offers a Christmas dinner or a New Year toast for its guests.
The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes.
Many are the routes that pass through the Amazon, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days