Peru festivals, celebrations and festivities on January




1st week Huanuco Since the Christmas holidays and New Year’s Evening, the “Negritos” gangs of each neighborhood celebrate a farewell party with great display of dances. Some dancers wear black masks making fun of old Spanish gentlemen
1st week  Junin Huaconado Mito District. This is a mysterious dance destined to preserve the morality of the village. The Huacon or masked man was known as the highest ranked authority. By mid day difficult tasks are carried out, such as the “Caramusa”.
13 to 16 Huancavelica Lost Child Feast. Popular feast, that dramatizes the adoration of the Infant Jesus, Dancers Competition (Negritos) all over the city. That celebration lasts four days. It is also known as : “Niño Ojje”.
18 Lima The week of the Lima foundation. Official acts commemorating the foundation. Cultural exhibition, popular fair and tour to “Colonial Lima”. The Main Square declared as “Main Square of the Iberoamerican Culture”. Tourist circuits around downtown in colonial trolleys.
19 Ancash Patronal feast of Chiquinquira Virgin. Great display of popular dances, handicrafts selling. Night popular fair with fireworks.
20 Cusco Chearaje in Canas. Struggle within communities as in the Inca period, with slingshots “waracas” and “liwias” and other weapons as well, to flirt with the young girls of the town.
20 to Feb 2 La Libertad National Marinera Contest. The most beautiful feast of the northern folklore. Hundreds of couples, infants, juniors and adults contend for the greatest prize: “El Pañuelo de Oro” (The gold handkerchief).
3rd week(Moveable) Huanchaco Beach Surfing International Tournament at Huanchaco Beach

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