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With Great Joy Qoyllurriti Began Today

This morning the eight nations of Qoyllurriti initiated the pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurriti, named by UNESCO as Cutural Human Heritage. From today they began all the preparations for the largest pilgrimage of the region of Cusco. It will take place on the 22, 22 and 24th of May.

After a night of full moon, early this morning, the day turned beautiful. The Qoricancha and the Temple of the Sun were witnesses to the beginning of the pilgrimage. Today’s happenings are important for our cuture and tradition

The dance troupes of each nation together with the bands and musicians pleased the public there to watch by demosntrating the elegance of each dance.

Eight nations were present: Paucartambo, Quispicanchis, Paruro, Acomayo, Chinchero, Urubamba, Canchis, and Anta.

Scroll down to see the images of today celebration.

Qhapac Colla in the Plaza de Armas (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Qhapac Colla in the Plaza de Armas (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Pablito from Qoylloriti (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Pablito from Qoylloriti (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Qhapac Colla and a Chunchu (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Qhapac Colla and a Chunchu (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Qhapac Colla and a Chunchu (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Pablitos in the Truck (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Chuchus Dancer (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Chuchus Dancer (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Band Waiting to Play (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Band Waiting to Play (Walter Coraza Morveli)

 

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