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Festivity of Candelaria

Festivities Calendar
1. January
2. February
3. March
4. April
5. May
6. June
7. July
8. August
9. September
10. October
11. November
12. December

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January
  • FESTIVAL OF THE NEGRITOS

Date: January 1st - 3ed
Location:Junin, Huancayo, Chongos Alto
Description: Worship Dance, performed by shepers in honor to the Child Jesus.
Type: Religious Festivity y/o local.

  • NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION

Date: January 1st to 6th
Location:Junin, Huancayo, Chongos Alto
Description: Religious festivity, worship to the child Jesus with Auquines dance.
Type: Religious Festivity y/o local.

  • CHILD JESUS FESTIVITY

Date: Januaery 1st to 8th
Location: Junin, Jauja, Ataura
Description: Child Jesus worship popular dance, with music accompanied by Huaylejía little bells.
Type: Religious Festivity y/o local.

  • THE AUQUIS

Date: January 1st
Location: Junín, Jauja, Sincos
Description: Dance that express a simulation of old people doing acrobatics..
Type: Religious Festivity y/o local.

February
  • CANDELARIA FESTIVITY

Date: February 1st to 15th
Location: Puno
Description: A Cultural expression proper from this region, religious event. Great organization of typical dances with dancer coming from different provinces.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity / Religious Festivity.

  • CARNIVAL OF ABANCAY AND APURIMAC

Date: Febryary 1st to March 31th
Location: Apurimac
Description: Region Cultural expression, Yunsas and pandillas, etc.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity - Carnivals.

  • BLACK SUMMER FESTIVAL

Fecha: February 1st to 28th
Location: Ica, Chincha, El Carmen
Description: Event where a representation of the leyend of The Huacachina Lake is held, also there are many events like: shows, handcraft and gastronomic ferias, custom dances among others.
Type: Religious Festivity y/o local.

  • CARNIVALS

Date: February 1st to 28th
Location: Cajamarca
Description: Popular festivity.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • POLITICAL CREATION OF CAJAMARCA

Date: February 11th
Location: Cajamarca
Description: Cultural and Social Activities.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

March
  • VENDIMIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Date: March 3ed to 11th
Location: Ica
Description: Sport, cultural and recreational activities, etc.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • CHINCHA VENDIMIA FESTIVAL

Fecha: March 9th to 15th
Lugar: Ica, Chincha, Chincha Alta
Description: It is celebrated in the Sunampe-Chincha district, cachina degustation, feast, contests, etc.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

April
  • PALM SUNDAY

Date: April 1st to 30th
Lotation: Cajamarca
Description: Very established religious commemoration, during the daily processions there are many popular religious expresions.
Type: Religious Festivity y/o local.

  • OMATE TOURIST WEEK

Date: April 1st to 6th
Location: Moquegua, General Sanchez Cerro, Omate
Description: Different activities are held, always with the participation of the population, there is a handcraft feria, also an Industrial feria of the Lima. Wine and Pisco contest.
Type: Tourist Week.

  • EASTER

Date: Final of March and middle of April (variable)
Location: Whole Peru
Description: Different religious activities are held:

  • Junin (Jauja): Liturgical celebrations, with traditional processions during all the week and contests of floral carpets, with actions of contrition and seclusion.
  • Ayacucho (Huamanga): Remember of the passion of Jesus, processions during 1 week, typical foods, folk music.
May
  • FLOWER IN CAJAMARCA

Date: May 1st
Location: Cajamarca
Description: Religious - Mystic Festivity, it is the encounter of the youth with the nature. Cultural and touristic activities are held, with the participation of youth centers.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity - Highland Feast.

  • LORD OF MURUHUAY FESTIVITY

Date: May 1st to 31th
Location: Junin, Tarma, Acobamba
Description: Religious festival, with liturgical acts and processions, where the dance of the chonguinada is performed, fot this squads arrive in pilgrimage during all the month. Typical dishes as Pachamanca.
Type:

  • CROSSES OF CALLHUAY

Date: May 1st to 4th
Location: Lima, Canta
Description: Pilgrimage and religious festivities.
Type: Religious Festivity y/o local.

  • FEAST OF ALASITAS AND THE CROSSES

Date: May 3th and 4th
Location: Puno, San Román, Cabanillas
Description: Alasitas comes from the aumara word: alasiña, and it means "compare me". These feria is done with many simbolic rites and it has the Ekeko as a principal character, which is a toy that works as a talisman, it gives the owner happiness, wealthy, love and abundance.
Type: Religious Festivity y/o local.

June
  • AMAZONAS TOURIST WEEK

Date: June 1st to 7th
Location: Amazonas, Chachapoyas
Description: Cultural, artistic, sport and social activities.
Type: Tourist Week.

  • RAYMILLACTA OF THE CHACHAPOYAS

Date: June 1st to 7th
Location: Amazonas, Chachapoyas
Description: All the rural communities gathered and show their dances, costums, food and clothing.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity - Andean feast.

  • QESWACHAKA

Date: June 8th
Location: Cusco, Canas, Yanaoca
Description: Fiesta popular y costumbrista.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • ICA ANNIVERSARY

Date: June 15th to 30th
Location: Ica
Description: Popular Feast.
Tipo: Anniversaries - Departament.

  • SAINT ANTONY FROM PADUA

Date: 15 y 16 de Junio
Location: Lima, Canta, Santa Rosa de Quives
Description: Religious Event.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • ADVENTURE IN HUARAZ FESTSIVAL

Date: Mediados de Junio
Location: Huaraz
Description: Sport event, adventure tourism, varied contests like: Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Palestra, Ski, as well as, gastronomic and folk ferias, among other activities.
Type: Programmed Events.

July
  • VIRGIN OF CARMEN

Date: July 16th
Location: Cusco, Paucartambo
Description: Processions, mass, dances y typical dishes.
Tipo:

  • FERIA OF CAJAMARCA

Date: July 14th to 31th
Location: Cajamarca, Los Baños Del Inca
Description: Social and Cultural Event.
Type: Programmed Events.

  • TOURIST FESTIVAL JUNIN

Fecha: July 25th to 29th
Lugar: Junin, Chanchamayo
Description: Popular feast, sport events, contests, typical food, etc.
Tipo: Touristic.

  • ANNIVERSARY OF HUARAZ

Date: July 25th
Location: Ancash, Huaraz
Description: Parades, civic feasts, etc.
Tipo: Anniversaries - City.

  • FESTIVAL OF QUILLABAMBA

Date: July 25th to 29th
Location: Cusco, La Convención, Santa Ana
Description: Civic Feast organized with a lo of happiness, with cultural, artistic and sport events.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • NATIONAL FEAST

Date: July 28th and 29th
Location: Whole Peru.
Description: Festividades civico-militares, ferias gastronómicas, viajes organizados, conciertos, presentaciones culturales, pasacalles, etc.
Type: Anniversaries.

August
  • SANTIAGO (BEARING OF ANIMALS)

Date: August 1st to 31th
Location: Ayacucho, Huamanga
Description: Procession, in the principal streets of the town, typical gastronomy.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity - Andean feast.

  • SAINT JUAN OF GOD

Date: August 2nd
Location: Junin, Jauja, Acolla
Description: Religious festivity with dances and typical food.
Type: Andeand Feasts.

  • LOCAL FEAST OF THE VIRGIN OF ASUNTA

Date: August 7th to 15th
Lugar: Amazonas, Luya, Lamud
Description: It is the most importat festivity in the religious an touristic calendar in the city of Chachapoyas. Processions, paso peruvian horse, etc.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • SPANISH FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY AND TOURIST WEEK

Date: August 12th to 19th
Location: Huanuco
Description: Popular civic feast.
Type: Anniversaries / Tourist Week.

  • INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FOLK DANCE (FESTIDANCE)

Date: August 16th to 18th
Location: Arequipa
Description: Cultural Difusion through dances of invited countries, national and local bands.
Type: Programmed Events - Ferias.

  • ANNIVERSARY OF AIJA

Date: August 30th
Location: Ancash, Aija
Descripción: Desfiles, fiestas civicas, etc.
Tipo: Aniversarios - Ciudad.

September
  • VIRGIN OF THE NATIVITY

Date: September 1st to 8th
Location: Loreto, Maynas, Fernando Lores
Description: Procession, sport and cultural activities.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • VIRGIN OF COCHARCAS

Date: September 8th
Location: Junin, Huancayo, Sapallanga
Description: Religious festivity, the biggest and more traditional one in the Mantaro Valley, it has procession, feria, different dances like: Collas, Calachaquis, Chonguinada, The Negritos Garibaldi and typical gastronomy.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • LOCAL FEST OF VIRGIN OF THE NATIVITY

Date: September 8th
Location: Puno, Yunguyo
Description: It is celebrated with folkloric dances and an international handcraft and comercial feria in Ksani (border with Bolivia).
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • LOCAL FEAST OF LORD OF GUALAMITA

Date: September 10th to 15th
Lugar: Amazonas, Luya, Lamud
Description: Local activity with folk presentations, and processions, among them the HATUN LUYA is a local custom event with the participation of all the districts and local regions.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • LORD OF HUANCA

Date: September 14th
Location: Cusco, Calca, San Salvador
Description: In Huanca --which means Stone-- the image of Christ martyred appeared, this was considered a miracle, since then a crowded pilgrimage is held. Type: Aniversaries - Battles / Regional and local custom Festivity - Andean feast.

October

Date: October 01st to 30th
Location: Lima, Canta, Huaros
Description: Mass, food, dances, bullfight.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • UNDERWATER FISH HUNT

Date: October 1st to 10th
Location: Ancash, Huarmey, Huarmey
Description: Burning of chamizas, fireworks, mass, bullfight, etc.
Type: Programmed Events.

  • FEAST OF THE LORD OF LUREN

Date: October 2nd to 20th
Location: Ica
Description: Procession in the main streets of the city, form the sunset until the next day.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • FEAST OF SAN FRANCISCO

Date: October 4th
Location: Puno, Melgar, Ayaviri
Description: It has a popular feria, dances and Con feria popular, danzas and bullfight.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

  • VIRGIN OF THE ROSARIO

Date: Ocotober 5th
Location: Amazonas, Luya, Longuita
Description: Cultural Activities.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity.

November
  • ALL THE SAINTS

Date: November 1st and 2nd
Location: Puno
Description: Feast Mass followed by a procession.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity

  • ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF PUNO

Date: November 4th
Location: Puno
Description: It has civic representations, also dances on the streer performed by the school boys and girls.
Type: Aniversaries - Departament

  • STAGING OF THE EXIT OF MANCO CAPAC AND MAMA OCLLO

Date: November 5th
Location: Puno
Description: The Mystic couple comes out from the Titicaca Lake, and they perform some typical dances in the city, everything with a special program.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity

December
  • BATTLE OF AYACUCHO

Location: Ayacucho, Huamanga, Quinua
Description: This day is celebrated the battle which defined the independence of Hispanic America from the Spanish dominance.
Tipo:

  • POLITICAL CREATION OF HUAMALI

Date: December 4th
Location: Junin, Jauja, Huamali
Description: Civic-patriotic celebration with social, cultural and artistic activities.
Tipo: Aniversaries - City.

  • INMACULADA CONCEPCION VIRGIN

Date: December 8th
Location: Puno, Chucuito, Juli
Description: Display of dances with customs with lights, and ferias.
Type: Religious Festivity y/o local.

  • SANTURANTICUY

Date: 24 de diciembre
Location: Cusco
Description: Traditional feria of popular art, it congregates artist and artisans from the city and the south region of the country.
Type: Regional and local custom Festivity - Andean feast.

  • LA PACHAHUARA

Date: December 25th
Location: Junin, Jauja, Acolla
Description: Dance to worship the Child Jesus, it is executed by dancers who imitate the slaves from the colonial times.

References

Promperu Calendar of Festivities (in spanish)
Sumaq Perú Travel
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