Festivities and events

Share the joy

Experience the color and music

Share the joy, the dances and songs along the streets of Cusco. Join the townspeople and celebrate the festivities and events of the year. Dances, Songs, parades, costumes, colors, laughter, sighs and fun fill the streets of Cusco in each festivity. We offer you a calendar where you will find all the events and celebrations that will take place in Cusco. We recommend you consider this information when planning your trip, as it is very exciting to experience these events.

Bellas Artes Parade in Cuzco

Bellas Artes Parade in Cuzco

Cusco enjoy the traditional allegories parade of the Bellas Artes School in Cusco

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Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day

Tribute to the Three Kings. It takes a place a religious procession accompanied of dancers and music groups of folklore music.

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San Sebastian Feast

San Sebastian Feast

Procession of Saint Sebastian. The music, the dance, the fruits and the traditional food are the main feature of this festival

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Compadres Thursday

Compadres Thursday

Tradition of Cusco, where the gossips, neighbors and village youths causing ridicule and jokes as usual carnival

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Comadres Thursday

Comadres Thursday

It is the moment in which the charge compadres rematch with the gossips, causing joy, much mockery and joke in town

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Señor de los Temblores

Señor de los Temblores

Celebration that dates from 1650, when the faithful claimed that an image of Christ on the cross had helped in a devastating earthquake

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Easter Week

Easter Week

Holy Week in the city of Cusco is held in various parishes and churches where the Catholic people remember the passion and death of Jesus Christ

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Cusco Carnivals

Cusco Carnivals

Festival that brings in joy to the people of Cusco on the Plaza de Armas. Its main attraction is the Andean dances, games with water, talc and mix

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Cruz Velacuy

Cruz Velacuy

In Cruz Velacuy, it is customary to venerate and worship the crosses that have been replacing the huacas or temples of the Incas.

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Señor de Torrechayoc

Señor de Torrechayoc

The Lord of Torrechayoc is the patron of the City of Urubamba, district of Cusco.

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Qoyllur Riti

Qoyllur Riti

Qoyllur Riti is one of the most important holidays of Cusco. It takes place at the foot of Ausangate Mountain.

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is a day celebration processions performed 15 different patron saints, to the Cathedral of Cusco.

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Qeswachaka Suspension Bridge

Qeswachaka Suspension Bridge

The suspension bridge of 33 meters long that connects one end to the other is manually restored every year for 3 men in the community

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Children parade at the Jubilee month

Children parade at the Jubilee month

Children will parade in traditional costumes, they will dance and cheer, as all the years, to the public. The main square of Cusco will be filled with color, joy and innocence.

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Cusco Day

Cusco Day

The citizens of Cusco celebrate the Jubilee month of Cusco with a series of protocolar artistic and cultural events.

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Inti Raymi

Inti Raymi

Inti Raymi is the most important festival in Cusco. It is the beginning of a new year according to the Inca culture.

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Ollantay Raymi Fest

Ollantay Raymi Fest

Ollantay Raymi is a performance that takes place in Ollantaytambo, and used as a natural stage the Ollantaytambo archaeological site; many travelers who visit Cusco go to unique event on the year.

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Virgen del Carmen Feast

Virgen del Carmen Feast

The feast of the Virgen del Carmen or Carmen Mamacha, Boasts the participation of twelve troupes and the cult of the Virgin.

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Quillabamba Celebrations

Quillabamba Celebrations

Anniversary Celebration of the Convention province, whose capital is the city of Quillabamba.

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National Holidays

National Holidays

Each year, the City of Cusco, develops a comprehensive program to celebrate the national holiday of Peru

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Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth Day

Andean ritual in which they worship and tribute to the Pachamama (Mother Earth) in a special ceremony called "pay to earth".

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Virgen de las nieves

Virgen de las nieves

This holiday is in honor of the patron of Town of Tinta, the Virgin of the Snows.

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Patron San Salvador

Patron San Salvador

It represents the struggle between the Incas and Spanish using the cavalry, then stage the proclamation of independence

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Virgen de la Asuncion

Virgen de la Asuncion

The feast of Virgen de la Asunción was declared as Cultural Heritage of Peru in order to preserve the ancient culture of this peoples.

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Virgen Natividad

Virgen Natividad

This festival, in honor of the Patron and Lifetime Mayor of Chinchero is the largest in the district

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Señor de Huanca

Señor de Huanca

Devotees from different parts of Peru and Bolivia are close to the Lord of Huanca to cure afflictions of body and soul.

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Warachikuy in Sacsayhuaman

Warachikuy in Sacsayhuaman

The third week of September, will take place the staging of Warachikuy, Inca ceremony, at Sacsayhuaman in Cusco

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Moray Raymi

Moray Raymi

Hundreds of local residents, neighboring communities and tourists gather at the archaeological site of Moray, to celebrate and thank to the earth

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Day of Folk Music

Day of Folk Music

The day of the Creole music is to vindicate the traditional music and Andean traditions.

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Todos Los Santos Feast

Todos Los Santos Feast

In the main squares and avenues of the most populous districts have carnivals where desserts and snacks will be offered

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Santuranticuy

Santuranticuy

Is the oldest, biggest and qualified fair of art popular in Peru, and brings together exponents of craftsmanship of different genres

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Tikaranticuy Fair

Tikaranticuy Fair

Fair of ornamental, medicinal and wild plants. It is a colorful show

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New Year Celebration in Cusco

New Year Celebration in Cusco

People of Cusco and tourists celebrate the arrival of the new year with a ritual at the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca imperial

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