Calendar of Festivals
The spirit of the peruvian man, carved out by the 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 1.500 3,000 popular festivals, musical styles and countless arts and crafts confirm that Peru is home to one of the most varied folk legacies of the world. With this outpouring of artistic expression, Peruvians feed on their deep roots to project an eternal alliance with nature and through rhythms and colors, strengthen their commitment to the life that extends to the visitors by the hospitality and reciprocity that are so typical of Peruvian culture. The many festivals, even those of a religious nature, reveal the nature of the Peruvian people, both men and women, their inclination to be sociable and share their hopes.
Festivals and rituals in Cusco: Cusco celebrates hundreds of festivals. Most of them are held in homage to a patron and are part of the Christian calendar adopted in the colonial era, although they have mixed with the magic 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 Cusqueno Andeans, becoming a great folk expression of their peoples.
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