Cultural Travel Peru Tours Peruvian Festivities Peru Traditional Festivals in Peru Travel Guide by e-Peru Travel
 
All Saints Day
Traditional Festivities in Peru

Cusco, Land of the Incas
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Puno and Lake Titicaca
Nazca Lines
Choquequirao Peru
Royal Tombs of Sipan
The Kuelap Fortress
Colca Canyon in Arequipa
Mountaineering in Peru
Manu National Park
Paracas National Reserve
Machu Picchu Cusco
Lima Peru

Destinations in Peru

Abancay
Arequipa
Ayacucho
Cajamarca
Colca Valley
Cusco
Chachapoyas
Chiclayo
Huancavelica
Huancayo
Huanuco
Huaraz
Ica
Iquitos
Lima
Machu Picchu
Manu
Moquegua
Moyobamba
Nazca
Ollantaytambo
Paracas
Pasco
Piura
Pucallpa
Puerto Maldonado
Puno
Sacred Valley
Tacna
Tarapoto
Trujillo
Tumbes
 


Location
: All over Peru.
Date: November 1, 2.

On these days, which are dedicated to the memory of the dead, Peruvians tend to attend Mass and then in coastal communities, head to the cemetery, bringing flowers and in the highlands, food to share symbolically with the souls of the dead.

The worship of the dead was a common and respected custom during pre-Hispanic times in Peru, and part of that tradition, combined with Christian elements, still lives on today.

In the village of La Arena, in Piura, the locals head for the main square in the morning bringing their children dressed in their Sunday best. Also attending are relatives who have lost a very young child or niece or nephew.

When these people meet a child who looks like the deceased, they give him or her small breadrolls, candied sweet potato or coconut and other sweets wrapped in finely-decorated bags, which are called "angels". At night, the relatives hold a candlelight vigil in the cemetery until dawn on November 2.

In Arequipa and Junín the bags of "angels" are replaced by breadrolls in the shape of babies, called t'anta wawas.


Information about the Department of Lima

Lima City
Lima Facts
The Pachacamac Ruins and Oracle
Churches and Convents
Pantanos de Villa Reserve
Lachay National Reserve
Canal Nuevo Imperial Forest
Alto Cañete Cochas Pachacayo
Rio Rimac Reserved Zone
Marcahuasi
Huancaya Fishing Paradise
Hot Springs in Lima
Beaches
Huaral
Caral Citadel
Huacas of Lima
The Port of Callao
Biking in Pachacamac
Lunahuana Sports Festival
Map of Lima
Lima Hotels and Hostels
Flights
Lima Tours
Pictures of Lima


Peru Pictures - Images and Photos of Peru


Click For : Pictures of Lima


Other Peruvian Traditional Festivities

Jan Entrega de Varas , El Chiaraje , Marinera Festival
Feb Virgen de la Candelaria , Tinca de Vacas , Carnivals ,
Lunahuana Adventure Sports Festival
Mar La Vendimia Wine Festival , Crosses of Porcon , Easter Week
Lord of the Earthqueakes
Apr Peruvian Paso Horse Festival , Easter Week
May Virgen de Chapi , Señor de Muruhuay , Festival of the Crosses ,
Qoyllur Rit'i
Jun Inti Raymi , San Juan , Saint Peter and Saint Paul , Corpus Christi
Jul Virgen del Carmen , Independence Day , Yawar Fiesta
Aug Santa Rosa de Lima
Sep Virgen de Cocharcas , International Trujillo Spring Festival
Oct Virgen del Rosario , Señor Cautivo de Ayabaca , Señor de Luren ,
The Lord of the Miracles
Nov All Saints Day and Day of the Dead
Dec Andean Christmas , Santuranticuy Holiday , Virgen del Carmen ,
The Offering to the Earth (Pachamama)
 

Folk Art in Peru
Peruvian Instruments
Peruvian Dances
Peruvian Gastronomy
Traditional Festivities
Traditional Dresses
Peru Tourist Calendar

About Peru

Peru Facts at a Glance
Destinations in Peru
Archaeological Sites
Historical Legacy
Nature and Ecology
Peru Culture & Traditions
Adventure Sports in Peru

Useful Peru Travel Info

Peru Festivities Calendar
Travelogues
Peru Weather
Embassies & Consulates
Airlines in Peru
Peru Pictures
Useful Tips

Contact Us
Cultural Travel Peru Tours Peruvian Festivities Peru Traditional Festivals in Peru Travel Guide by e-Peru Travel
 

www.perutravels.net ¦ www.perubudgettours.net ¦ www.peru-viajes.net
www.e-peru-travel.com