On a rainy day Cuzco’s historic district of San Jerónimo celebrated its anniversary. Despite the rain storm the festivities went ahead. Many people said the rain was the blessing of their patron, the Dr. Saint Jerome, or San Jerónimo.
The rain did not impede at all enjoying the festival of food, the folkloric dances and the amazing musical bands who enlivened and heated up a chilly afternoon. As you might expect, they vendors offered up a delicious chiriuchu, which is traditional for this celebration.
The fiesta took place during three days. It began on the 28th in the afternoon with a great entrada, an entrance of dance troupes. That night the district held a concert for the district’s population. On the 29th, the feast’s principal day, the gastronomical festival was a delight. And the 1 of October they closed out with a golden brush.
Every year this is one of the grandest celebrations in the City of Cuzco. In it, faith and tradition are the principal actors.