Throughout Cusco, compadres have taken the time today to call each other and send greetings. The markets and many streets have filled with large, stuffed dolls to represent the compadre, the person with whom you share a godchild, as a folk figure in Cusco. The dolls are not just folklore, they stand for just about every adult male in Cusco who had multiple compadres. These ties cross cut the whole city and are worth celebrating in greetings, food, and music today.
In what follows we present a photo essay of scenes from today.