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Pachamama Day in Cusco 2013

Every August 1st is celebrated the Pachamama or Mother Earth Day in Cusco. Continue reading

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Alegorias in Cusco 2013

The Alegorías or allegories is a tradition here in Cusco as part of the festivities for the anniversary of the city every month of June. Students of the Escuela de Bellas Artes Diego Quispe Tito build huge sculptures a few days … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi Fairwell 2013

Cusco. Main Square. Friday June 7th around 10 am. The sound of the trombones, horns, cymbals and drums is so loud that you can hear the music from one block away. Men and women of different ages and sizes, even … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi 2013 in Cusco

Tomorrow Thursday May 30th is the procession of the 15 saints and virgins around the Plaza de Armas of Cusco as part of the main day of the Corpus Christi festivity. The Entrance:

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Qoyllurity The Hike

Nothing stops the thousands of pilgrims on their way to the Sanctuary of the Lord Qoyllurity. The freezing cold night under the moonlight is not a deterrent; not even the altitude of more than 15,000 feet.

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How to Go to Qoyllurity Festival

The main day of the Festival of Qoyllurity or Ccoyllurritty 2013 is tomorrow Tuesday May 28th. It is a huge pilgrimage with more than 10 thousand people walking to the Sanctuary located at the base of the snow mountain Sinakara (some … Continue reading

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Christmas in Cusco

I have always admired the strong religious faith and ancient traditions here in Cusco. Christmas is no exception and, actually, it is one of the most special events here. In public areas such as parks and churches people gather together … Continue reading

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