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Cusco’s 2019 Holiday Calendar

Starting The Fiestas of Cusco in The Temple of Qoricancha (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Cusco city and EMUFEC celebrations company bring us many new things for 2019, Slide down and look at the calendar of festivities to be held throughout this year in the Imperial City.

JANUARY

The Entrance of the Three Kings
The Entrance of the Three Kings

Tuesday 1: Hatun p’unchaw wata qallariy SINKUY in Ollantaytambo – Change of Staffs

Wednesday 2: Fiesta del Señor del Cabildo in the parishes of Santa Ana and San Pedro.

Sunday 6: Feast of Bajada de Reyes Magos (Wise Men)

Sunday 20: Perachhapchi – Feast of San Sebastian

January 20: Festivity of the Patron Saint of Madonna Virgin of Bethlehem

FEBRUARY

Bailando en el dia de las comadres (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Dancing in comadres day (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Thursday 21: Feast of the Compadres

Thursday 28: Feast of the Comadres

MARCH

Young Men and Women Playing at Carnival (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Young Men and Women Playing at Carnival (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Sunday 3: Carnival Cusqueño

Sunday 10: End of Carnival

APRIL

The Lord in the Plaza making his last stop before the blessing (Photo: WCM)
The Lord in the Plaza making his last stop before the blessing (Photo: WCM)

Sunday 14: Palm Sunday

Monday 15: Holy Monday – Procession of the Lord of the Earthquakes – Gastronomic Festival. Presentation of colonial balconies

Thursday 18: Holy Thursday (NATIONAL HOLIDAY)

Friday 19: Good Friday (NATIONAL HOLIDAY)

Sunday 21: Sunday of Resurrection (National Feast)

MAY

A Lovely Child Veneration of the Cross (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Lovely Child Veneration of the Cross (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Wednesday 1: Labor Day – NATIONAL HOLIDAY

Thursday 2: Cruz Velakuy – Fiesta de las Cruces

JUNE

Corpus Christi Cusco (Photo Walter Coraza Morveli)
Corpus Christi Cusco (Photo Walter Coraza Morveli)

Friday 1: Start of the Jubilee Month of Cusco

Sunday 9: Feast of Pentecost – Festivities of the Lord of Torrechayoq (Urubamba) and the Lord of Chokequillca in Ollantaytambo. Descent of the Virgin of Bethlehem from her parish to the temple of Santa Clara, starting the feast of Corpus Christi Cusqueño.

Tuesday 17. Central day of the pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllur rit’i (Ocongate-Quispicanchi)

Wednesday 19: Entrance of the religious festival of Corpus Christi

Thursday 20. Corpus Christi Cusqueño festival and gastronomic festival of “Chiriuchu” (FERIADO in Cusco City).

Saturday 22: Folkloric Parade of the Provinces of Cusco

Sunday 23: Civic Parade

Monday 24: Ritual INTI RAYMI ceremony

Thursday 27th: Eighth of Corpus Cusqueño

Saturday 29: Day of San Pedro and San Pablo (NATIONAL HOLIDAY)

JULY

heels of Fire in Paucartambo
heels of Fire in Paucartambo

Tuesday 16: Feast of the Virgin of Carmen: Paucartambo, Pisac and Huarocondo

Sunday 28: 198 anniversary Independence of Peru

Monday 29: National Fiesta of Peru

AUGUST

Ofrenda a la Pachamama (foto: Walter Coraza Morveli)
Ofrenda a la Pachamama (foto: Walter Coraza Morveli)

Thursday 1: Pachamama Day – offerings to mother earth.

Friday 30: Festivity of Santa Rosa de Lima (National Holiday)

SEPTEMBER

Limpieza en la capilla de velas del SR de Huanca (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Friend Getting Cleansed with Candles in Huanca’s Chapel of Candles

September 14: Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Lord of Huanca – San Salvador, Calca, Cusco.

OCTOBER

Tuesday 8: Feast of the Virgin Rosario: Combapata (Canchis) and Huayhua (San Salvador)

NOVEMBER

Bread Babies Festival in San Pedro Market (Photo: Walter Coraza)
Bread Babies Festival in San Pedro Market (Photo: Walter Coraza)

Friday 1: Feast of All Saints (NATIONAL HOLIDAY)

Saturday 2: Commemoration of the Dead. Culinary customs of the Cuzco lechón (roast pork) and tamal.

DECEMBER

Santurantikuy Market (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Santurantikuy Market (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Sunday 8: Day of the Immaculate Conception (NATIONAL HOLIDAY)

15 to 24: Christmas Cusqueña-Traditional folk art fair Santurantikuy

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