The Virgin of Cadelaria in Puno city: The Biggest Folkloric Festival

Hello dear readers, today I will speak about the biggest folkloric festival in Peru in Puno, the festival of the virgin Candelaria. Puno is the folkloric capital of Peru. Know more about in the blog.

February he city of Puno in Peru, on the shores of Lake Titicaca 3,900m become the folk capital of America: more than 200 bands of musicians and dancers gather to celebrate the Mamacha , The Virgin of Candelaria. The he central day, February 2, the Virgin is led by the city in a colorful procession around the city of Puno.

La Virgen de la Candelaria is the crowned patron saint of the region of Puno in Peru that is why your party is a true event involving months of preparation and can start from December for a celebration that occurs approximately between the end of January and the first days of the month of February.

The festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria in Puno, Peru declared intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in November 2014 represents the greatest manifestation, cultural, musical, dance and religious of Peru by the number of symbols and artistic expressions cultural cultures of the Quechua, Aymara and Mestizo cultures, is held in the month of February of each year.

The procession of the Virgen de la Candelaria in Peru, Puno, dates in which dancers from all over the region go out to dance in honor leads to the patron saint and then go with her to the church where they going to be blessed with the holy water. The festivities include the celebration of the Virgen de la Candelaria are in the first presentation of the feast of the Virgin of the Candelaria, which is followed by a popular position for parades and civic ceremonies in honor of the Virgin.

Masses are also present in addition to an important event that takes place on one of the central days and is known as the Great Dance Competition where you can watch dancers perform traditional dances while wearing bright costumes. One of the most representative dances of this event is the famous Diablada in Peru.The feast of the Virgin of the Candelaria in Puno, Peru would show me the native wealth of the Inca country, is a fervent popular expression rich in color, dance and unpublished images. I had so many wishes to participate in this celebration that my entire trip to Peru was organized according to the dates of the festival of Candelaria, we enjoyed a colorful religious and popular show.


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