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Views 01 Jun The Traditional Festival of Corpus Christi in Cusco, Peru
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The festival of Corpus Christi in Cusco is an annual celebration which has continued tradition since Colonial times. This festival is one of the most important religious festivals in Peru.

The procession starts in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco on the 60th day after Easter Sunday with a parade of Saints and Virgins, which is this year on the 7th of June. Eight days later, they are paraded back to their corresponding places of worship where they will remain for the rest of the year.

The Traditional Festival of Corpus Christi in Cusco, Peru

This particular event brings throngs of crowds to the streets of Cusco to appreciate the effigies of Christ and the Virgin Mary. It is a festival which is treated with great respect and admiration from the Catholic community; during the processions it is common to see armed guards escorting the Virgin to the front of the Cathedral.

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Views 27 Mar When in Peru, eat like the Peruvians! Cuy:the most controversial Andean Delicacy
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Everyone who visits Peru will soon be faced with the opportunity to sample one of Peru’s most controversial Andean delicacies (at least to tourists), the notorious guinea pig known as ‘Cuy’.

The exact history of the guinea pig as an important dietary source has been hard to decipher, perhaps due to the small size of their bones, but some archaeologists claim that domestication of these small rodents may have begun as early as 10,000 BC in the Altiplano region of Southern Peru.

Cuy

Apparently, cuy are very adaptable to their environment though highly vulnerable to drastic changes in climate. This probably is the reason that they particularly enjoy the comforts of living indoors, most often in the kitchen where they are given leftovers, although they prefer and thrive on alfalfa. Quite some families will have as many as 20 cuy and treat them much the same as chickens.

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