Peru Events 2016-10-18T15:27:33+00:00

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PERU?

PERU ANNUAL EVENTS

MONTH DESCRIPTION
January
  • 1st to 6th – Exhibition of typical Nativities in Cusquenian churches and homes; 6th – “Descent of the Three Wise Men”, important religious and folk festival in Ollantaytambo.
February
  • Movable date – Folk Carnival Festivals in different towns of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
March
  • Movable – Holy Week – Procession of the Lord of Earthquakes on Holy Monday and some other processions during the week, Eucharist exhibitions as well.
  • 23rd – Spanish Refoundation of Cusco City
May
  • 2nd – “Cruz Velacuy” – Day of the Catholic crosses in Cusco and in almost every Andean Village, the festivity goes on even until 4th May.
  • (Movable between May and June) – Festivity of the Lord of Qoyllurit’i in the Sinakhara Mountain that is nearby Ocongate – it includes pilgrimage and folk atmosphere
June
  • 9 weeks after Holy Thursday – Corpus Christi. It has processions of Virgins and Saints from almost all the parishes of the city escorted by folk dances. Fruits and local dishes are displayed and sold at Plateros Street. The classical dish for this festivity is “Chiri Uchu”.
  • Sunday before the 24th – Folk Festival in the Wiraqocha Incan temple of the Raqchi village, district of San Pedro, Canchis province.
  • 24th – Inti Raymi – Performance in Sacsayhuaman of the most important festivity of Incan times: the “Sun Festivity”; it includes Incan clothing and folk festival.
  • 29th – Festivity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the parish of San Pedro in Cusco and the districts of those names in the Canchis province.
July
  • 16th – Virgin of Carmen – Religious and folk festivity in the Paucartambo village as well as in Pisac.
  • 25th to 29th – Coffee Festival in Quillabamba.
August
  • Last Sunday of the month – Performance of the “Warachikuy” Incan Festival in Sacsayhuaman.
September
  • 14th – Festivity of the Lord of Huanca. It includes pilgrimage from Cusco City as well as goods and cattle fair in the town of San Salvador.
  • 30th – Saint Jerome’s Festivity in the district of San Jeronimo – Tourist Week with different sport and cultural activities. Main day is the 27th.
October
  • 4th – San Francisco Festivity in Tinta, Urcos and Maras
November
  • 1st – All Souls’ Day. Visits to cemeteries.
  • 2nd – All Saints’ Day. Sale of bread with shapes of “wawas” (dolls) and “caballitos” (little horses), consumption of “Lechón” (roast pork) and “Tamales” (corn wet-bread)
December
  • 19th – Gourmet Festival in Andahuaylillas.
  • 24th – Santuranticuy Fair (Purchase of Saints). Craftsmanship exhibit and sale in Cusco’s Plaza de Armas.
  • 25th – Cusquenian Nativity.