Celebrating the Easter Sunday in Peru

The Easter Sunday has just passed and many people might wonder how the Easter Week is celebrated in Peru, which is predominantly Catholic much like the rest of Latin America. Semana Santa or the Easter Week is celebrated feverishly all across Peru and the celebrations culminate on the Easter Sunday, which is celebrated to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. [Continue reading…]

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Lights, Colors and Lima

At this time of the year, Lima is a city of cold humid air almost always blanketed by grey clouds. If you go out in the afternoon, the wind follows you, at first tickling and teasing your skin making its way to the shivery possession it craves which is taken over by that cold misty night, so stagnant that it makes you numb. This wintery play always gets me very hopeful, about everything. [Continue reading…]

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Party in the Preschool!

There are about a million and one things that differ between the school system in Peru and that which I was taught in (Wisconsin, United States). My favorite of which is how often Peruvian schools party. From my experience last year in Santa Maria Eufrasia, a tiny, private, all-girls school in La Molina, Peruvian schools find something special to celebrate at least once a month. [Continue reading…]

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Peruvian Films at the American Museum of Natural History

Those of you in New York will be treated to various films at the American Museum of Natural History which will be hosting the 34th Annual Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival from November 11th to the 14th. Three of the screenings stand out from the rest this year.. [Continue reading…]

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