Official Initiation of the Fiesta of the Lord of Qoyllur Rit’i

Today, May 18, to the sound of quenas, pututos, and dances, from very early one of the fiestas with the greatest manifestation of faith is officially. It is considered one of the most impressive cultural events and is called “The Fiesta of the Lord of Qoyllur Rit’i”. This celebration was recognized in 2011 Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco.

With this celebration that has been taking place in the Plaza Mayor of Cusco and with the participation of the fraternities of the Lord of Qoyllur Rit’i, the eight nations as well as the regional authorities, this great fiesta is officially started. In turn, the general population is invited to participate in the pilgrimage to the sanctuary of Mr. de Qoyllur rit’i, which this year will be on June 18.

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