Cruz Velacuy - Festival of the crosses in Cusco

Location: Cusco
Date: May and/or June

Description

The festivity of Cruz Velacuy (Velacuy Cross) is the day of the catholic crosses in Cusco and in the Andean villages. The festivity lasts until May 4th (date that is not specific as it can vary between May and June).

It is a ceremony in which each community decorates the cross of its church and prepares it for its procession to churches in neighboring communities. This celebration held in gratitude to pre-Hispanic gods for bountiful harvests, also serves as a setting for folklore shows.

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