Corpus Christi is a very colorful and traditional ceremony and a wonderful opportunity for visitors to celebrate a traditional festival. Thousands of visitors and faithful filled the streets of Cusco last week for the annual Corpus Christi celebration. The colorful parade is the first of Cusco’s florkloric festivities during the month of June.
For believers, the festival represents fifteen saints and virgins, organized in several processions, arriving from different places to the Cathedral of Cusco in order to “greet” the body of Christ, sixty days after Easter Sunday.
For others, the night before the main day of Corpus Christi is important as twelve tipical dishes are prepared and consumed, including cuy chiriuchu, beer, chicha and bread.
Source: Ralph Zapata/ El Comercio
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