Chiclayo, Jul. 19 (ANDINA).
The Holy Cross of Motupe fair in Peru’s northern Lambayeque region, of which main day is August 5, expects to welcome more than 50,000 devotees are expected to visit the President of the brotherhood Francisco Falla said.
Falla noted that this year the celebration will be different, as the miraculous cross will not be carried down from Chalpon hill as usual. The new route will be determined in coordination with the priest of San Julian church.
In addition, he requested the authorities the deployment of some 80 police officers, in order to guarantee the safety of visitors during the fair, which will be held from August 5 to 14.
“We (the brotherhood) will cover food and transportation expenses of all officers, which totaled 30 last year. This time, we’ll ask for a similar or higher number to join those 30.”