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Virgin of Candelaria Festivity

Puno

Date: 2 – 15 Feb

Every year in February, the city of Puno, in the Southern region of Peru, hosts a great festival to honor the Virgin of Candelaria. This is a well-known international religious celebration where people also honor the Pachamama or mother earth.  This relationship with nature originated many centuries ago, and it is closely related to pre-Hispanic sowing and harvesting cycles as well as to the area’s mining activity. During this festivity, different activities take place such as processions, folkloric shows, and parades, while quechua, aymara and, Creole communities show their finest costumes, very bright and colorful, in an unbelievable folkloric display.

During the main parade, many original dance groups with their typical, bright costumes cover the place with music and happiness. More than 25,000 musicians and dancers go along the streets in an endless party.

It is the Virgin of Candelaria festivity, Puno is waiting for you to celebrate!

If you are interested in including Puno in your travel itinerary to Peru, check out our Amazing Peru Vacation Package.  Please note that all of our tours are customizable.  You can write to us at sales@intenseperu.com or fill out a Design Your Trip form if you would like to travel for fewer days or add days and/or destinations to your trip.

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