This festival starts on July 14 at night with the traditional essay of the dances, the 15th day with the entrance to the festival, the 16th, is the main day and begins with the celebration of the Mass of Aurora, the Mass of party, the distribution of the Eleven, and finally make the procession of the Virgin of Carmen, the 17th blessing is given and the guerrilla becomes, and the festival ends on July 18 with the Watatiaycuy and Oqaricuy and in some cases up to 19th Walqanche or parting to the musicians.
The Virgin of Carmen de Paucartambo is a holiday celebrated not only with much religiosity but rather with a fervor that comes from something more than the desire of a people of honoring to a sacred image of 1.32 m of height; in Paucartambowhen homage is paid to the Mamacha del Carmen is celebrated something more than a Catholic rite; is celebrated a collective idea might be called tradition!
The saqras or demons take to the housetops
At the end of the procession, war is waged on the demons, from which the faithful emerge in triumph.
The dances that can be observed are: Saqra, Qhapaq Chuncho, Quadrille, Kachampa, Chilean Auqa, Tarpuy, ChallallaPhallchascha, Qollacha, Qapac Black, Bakers, among others.
This festivity is held every year in the colonial town of Paucartambo, at a height of 3,017 m.s.n.m. and 110 km. from Cusco approximately 4 hours from Cusco.
With the best groupings of the moment: Jambao of Argentina, Adolescents Orchestra of Venezuela, Charly Cardona and the successes of Niche Group from Colombia, Ariel Pucheta original voice of Ráfaga, Yoga of Bolivia. For Peru the Grouping Lérida, and the best national and local artists; and the best gastronomy, with the top 10 restaurants of Peru, the top ten restaurants of Cusco; games, fun and more.
Location: Fair Field of Huancaro – Santiago – Cusco
Days: From June 22 to July 3, 2016
FAIR OF HUANCARO 2016
This event has the purpose of promote and revalue the cultural artistic expressions of the region of Cusco and neighboring regions, which also will participate with their cultural traditions, producers and entrepreneurs.
Expo Huancaro 2016 will be held from June 22 to July 3. It has been allocated a specific date in which each region will be receptioned by the provinces with a show of dance, music, exhibition of products and typical gastronomy.
The general entry in busiest days will be S/. 10.00 soles and children under 12 are exempt from payment; being the general entrance all other days of S/. 8.00 soles.
Dance Festival of the Andean University of Cusco 2016
The Andean University of Cusco, is an institution of higher level that generates relevant knowledge and technology, professional way leaders, with human quality, social responsibility, ethics and identified with their culture.
The Direction of Social Responsibility and University Extension, in order to promote among students, multiculturalism and richness of cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity, and dissemination of our Andean culture through dances, invites to the contest “Festidanzas Andinas 2016“.
Participants: Schools Professional of the Andean University of Cusco
The Cusquenian sky dazzles with fireworks show that for more than 30 minutes illuminates the imperial sky, before the show local, national and foreign groups of musical artists presented, this event takes place in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco where around 80 thousand people assist.
OFFICIAL PROGRAM 2016:
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Location: Plaza de Armas of Cusco
Night of Lights and Sound 2016, on this occasion presented to the Symphony Orchestra of Cusco with more than 50 musicians of great level harmonize their fine instruments with lovely voices of Damaris and Saywa who will perform a magical symphony that will delight the thousands of assistants.
The Caporales Cusco Folklore Association, composed of various institutions foreman at the Historical Capital of Peru, organize and invite all the great Corsican Collasuyo Salute to the Imperial City of Cusco, to be held on Saturday June 11 – 15:00 hours, for its main avenues.
F.A. Sambos Illimani con Sentimiento y Devoción Cusco