Magical Christmas Fair on Plaza de Armas in Cusco

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One of the hightlights of the Peruvian Christmas in Cusco, is the beautiful Christmas Market  or Christmas Fair at the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.

IT’s one of the largest fair of popular arts in Peru, and takes place yearly on December 24th, from 4 a.m. on, ever since the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th centrury.

The market is called Santuranrikuy, a Quechua word, meaning “the selling of the saints’ (in Quechua rantikuy  means ‘sale’(‘buy’), and santu, saints).

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