PERU FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND FESTIVITIES ON FEBRUARY

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7 to 8
(Moveable)
Lima International celebration of Adventure – Lunahuana. Punta Rocas Beach. Surfing Association at an International Four Stars Category
9 to 16 Puno Candelaria Virgin Festivity. Puno celebrates its patroness “Mamita Candicha” with the most extraordinary demonstration of its rich folklore. Tens of group come from all its provinces, music bands with shining instruments and especially the extremely rich dancers’ clothes, give to this feast a remark of color, incomparable majesty and splendor. The feast ends with the traditional “Cachasparis” (Good-bye).
2nd Fortnight Ancash Huaraz Carnival. Traditional feast with “Amarre de Cruces” (Tie Crosses), “Cortamonte”  (cut the tree) or “Huanchihualito” in the city or outskirts, “carnavalones” and allegoric cars parade. Also, the tourist can enjoy Monterrey medicinal hot-spring bathes which are located in the surroundings.
2nd Fortnight Apurimac Cotabambas. The Carnival or Huancarmuyo is celebrated in a spectacular way. Representative of various districts are confronted using slingshots and green fruits at a short distance.
2nd Fortnight Cajamarca Cajamarca Carnival. All the town participate in the event. The famous “unshas” are raised (trees decorated with gifts and fruits). and while dancing the tree is cut. This is known as the capital of Peruvian Carnival. The “Pachamanca”, typical food , is served.
2nd Fortnight Junin Carnival in Concepcion and Tarma where the villagers dance the “Chonginada”, which is a mock of the French minuet danced by Spaniards.
2nd Fortnight Puno Carnival Celebration. Display of the traditional Bands who dance all over the city, the typical “Tarkadas” are famous. All the people participate.
2nd Fortnight Ucayali Pucallpa carnival. Also the tourist can visit the Yarinacocha tropical lagoon.
19 Ancash Patronal feast of Chiquinquira Virgin. Great display of popular dances, handicrafts selling. Night popular fair with fireworks.
4th week Ica Black Summer Festival in Chincha, where the people enjoy typical dances; such as: the lando, alcatraz, festejo, etc. There are famous and well known places to visit as the “San Jose” farm house.
Feb – Mar
(Moveable)
Loreto Carnivals. The carnivals are celebrated in most cities and villages, dancing around the “humisha” which is planted in the streets.

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