Grand Feast of the Virgin of Candelaria

The Fiesta de la Candelaria is a major cultural festival held in Southern Peruvian city of Puno in February every year. The feast organized to honor the Virgin of Candelaria includes various religious, festive and cultural activities rooted deep in Catholic traditions besides representing symbolic elements of Andean people. It is a multi-day affair with different cultural and religion functions. Read more..

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Remembering our Past: The Q’eswachaka Bridge Building Festival.

I was lucky enough to attend the first day of the annual Q’eswachaka Bridge building festival. The Q’eswachaka Bridge is located over 100 kms from Cusco and crosses the Apurimac Canyon. It is the last remaining hand woven Inca bridge in Peru, made entirely of long blades of grass and traditional materials. Read more..

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