The region of Cuzco has many beliefs, customs, and different histories and myths that can amaze anyone. Besides this, the marvelous people who live in the city believe in god and have lots of faith.
Every Sunday mass is well attended in the Cathedral and in the different churches throughout the city as well. Older people, adults, youth, and children fill the churches and with much emotion, warmth, and especially faith they pray, sing and carry out all the activities that the priests teach them.
These days various churches draw together youth so that they too can learn the words of god and believe. Most importantly, the priests do not only preach at them to teach them the word of god, they also use masses and journeys, games, and much fun in al of which harmony abounds.
Every year the procession of the Lord of Temblors is carried out in Cusco. You will see a large multitude following the Lord on his path. They give him flowers and light candles to him. The Plaza de Armas, our main square, is filled with people who believe and have much faith.
In the same way that the procession of the Lord of Temblors takes place, we also have a pilgrimage to the Lord of Huanca where large numbers of people go and you can feel the presence of the Lord and the great faith that the people have.
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