Corpus Christi Celebration in Cusco (1 day)
CODE: CT061: Corpus Christi Celebration
In June, discover Cusco and its celebrations! The celebration of Corpus Christi is celebrated in the whole country during May or June, but the celebration is most impressive in Cusco. Fifteen saints and virgins, organized in several processions are carried to the Plaza de Armas from different directions to “greet” the body of Christ in front of the cathedral sixty days after Easter Sunday. Don’t miss the special atmosphere of Cusco during these celebration days.
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Day 1: Corpus Christi Celebration in Cusco in June
The celebration of Corpus Christi is celebrated in the whole country, but the celebration is most impressive in Cusco. Fifteen saints and virgins, organized in several processions, are carried from different places to the cathedral of Cusco where they come to “greet” the body of Christ, sixty days after Easter Sunday. The night before the main day twelve typical dishes are prepared and consumed, including cuy, chiriuchu, beer, chicha (typical local beer) and bread. The procession on the main day takes places at around 11:00am. The Plaza de Armas is crowded with people that came to see the saints. After the procession, the saints go back to the cathedral and the representatives of the local communities come together to discuss local problems.
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