Carnivals in Cusco


A traditional and common festival that is celebrated in the months of January to March, it occurs with the beginning of the Dia de Los Compadres, which is generally on Thursdays, these days they make some dolls with a quite striking and funny outfit. These dolls are hung on the corners of the neighborhoods or in the markets. The following Thursday is the Dia de Las Comadres and in the same way, they make dolls in this female case with colorful, striking, and very funny outfits that cause a lot of laughter to the spectators. The central day is Sunday, which is celebrated with typical dances that are the Cusqueño Carnival, where it is presented in the main square, also despite the rains, the Cusco population, especially the young people, prepares to go with their buckets and water balloons between men and women. Likewise, in all the families of Cusco, the preparation of the traditional dish of this festival, which is the T’impu, cannot be missed, which is prepared based on lamb, chalona, ​​potato, chuño, sweet potato, moraya, corn, cabbage, chickpea. , peach, among other ingredients that some families can add.
In some neighborhoods of Cusco, you can also see the famous dance of the Yunza, where they plant a tree that is filled with gifts, streamers, and balloons so that around the tree the typical dance begins. Each one with their partners begins the dance with their typical Cusqueño carnival costumes and with an ax they begin to cut the tree until it is cut and felled, thus being the couple that cuts the tree the responsible and organizers of said party for the following year. . This party concludes with the Eighth which is the following Sunday.

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