and Celebrations in Peru
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In Cusco on June 24, you can experience
Inti Raymi (Adoration to the Sun),
a traditional Inca celebration where
indigenous people display their colorful
costumes and there is a variety of food,
dance, and songs.
Munoz from Peru
is a country full of history and traditions where
you can enjoy vivid festivals and celebrations all
year round. Peru was the Incas' land.
when the Spaniards conquered South America, Peru
was the center of the Spanish colony for about 300
years. During that time, Chinese and Negros were
also introduced to the country.
Peru became the most multicultural country of South
America, which undoubtedly enriched Peru's life and
its people's tolerance of one another.
for instance, you can still experience some
traditional Inca celebrations, such as the 'Inti
Raymi' (Adoration to the Sun) in Cusco on June
24, where indigenous people display their colorful
costumes and there is a variety of food, dance, and
are celebrations almost everywhere in Peru in which
people evoque sad memories of the Spanish invasion,
such as the death of Inca Athualpa and of Tupac
Amaru, a revolutionary during the colonial times.
there are others, such as the 'Corrida de
Toros' (bull fighting) and 'Carrera de
Caballos' (horse racing) that show the strong
Spanish influence in the country. Apart from those,
there are hundreds of religious, patriotic and
Peru itself is varied and interesting, as are its
people. At any time, there is always something to
celebrate. In fact, Peru is a wonderful place for
tourists, who can witness the Peruvian history
through the traditions and celebrations of the
Peruvians of today.
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