The main festival of Carnival Cusquenian is the “Yunza o Corta Montes”, a game in which the villagers dance around a tree full of gifts. In the Plaza de Armas of Cusco there is a show of dances and parades. In addition, a Cusquenian gastronomic festival is held, in which the best drinks and stews are offered. Proving that the month of February is the best time to travel to Cusco.
Central date of the Carnival Cusquenian
It takes place on Sundays in February and involves people of all ages, leaning water and talc, to each other. It is not an exclusive celebration of the Cusquenians because they are happy to know both national and foreign tourists participate in all the celebrations that are held during the carnivals.
The Feast of the “Compadres y las Comadres”
Before the central date, there is the feast of the “Compadres y las Comadres”, a celebration in which women hang huge rag dolls to make fun of men. The next thursday, the parents do the same to continue the Cuzco tradition. During this festival, typical dishes of the region are prepared such as the delicious stew and timpu.
Cusquenians Carnivals Celebration
The main festival takes place in Cuzco’s Plaza de Armas; however, it is also celebrated in the communities of Cuzco like Canchis, Oropesa, San Jerónimo. Pisac and Urubamba. Of all of them, stands out the carnival of Tinta, city of Tupac Amaru II, where it ensures that women rule.
Yunza of singles and married
In this celebration, the married and the singles dance around a tree, cutting until it falls. This custom is done in the Sacred Valley of the Incas since time immemorial. It is characterized by exposing the typical music of the region and being the scene of important performances in Quechua. Both locals and tourists participate dancing huaynos and other traditional dances of Cusco.
The importance of Cusquenian Carnivals
Cusquenian carnivals have a special meaning for the people because it allows them to worship the land, fertility and love. Their typical dances have choreographies full of joy and in their costumes you can see the influence of the Spanish conquistadors.
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