Peru, a living culture. Peru is not just Machu Picchu, Cusco, or Nazca. Peru is a multi-cultural country. Thanks to this fact, there are pre-Columbian festivals that are celebrated all over Peru. In each zone, these festivals are unique and autochthonous.
Peru maintains a great diversity of traditions that express its cultural heritage. Vibrant dances and profound acts of religious devotion show that the lives of Peruvians are full of passion and joy. And there is an endless string of events and feasts happening daily. They fill the plazas and streets with color, and surprise visitors.
In Peru there are about 3000 festivals celebrated every year. They are accompanied by the rhythm of instruments typical of each zone. Along with these festivals come gastronomical feasts inspired by fusion and tradition. Many of these festivals are sponsored and promoted by the Peruvian government. Among these we should mention: the Feast of Corpus Christi in Cusco; the carnival of Cajamarca; and the Feast of the Virgin of the Candelaria in Puno. Nevertheless, in a multicultural country like Peru, there are many other festavals that are not as well known.