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Amauta Spanish School
Dos Manos Peru

THE CHIRIAJE (CANAS)

Location: Canas
Date: January 20

Description

This is a war game, or pucllay, in which the peace-loving members of the community do battle to enhance the fertility of the soil. Those who occupy the largest area of land and force the enemy to retreat, win. This war game takes place on the Chiaraje plains (4,700m.a.s.l.) in Canas Province.
 

Cusco: Surrenders of Sticks
Ollantaytambo: The Visit of the Wise Men.
Folkloric and religious festival.
Canas: The Chiaraje.
A ritual battle.
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