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Location
: Ayabaca (Piura).
Date: October (Second Week).

Every year, thousands of the faithful from various parts of northern Peru and even Ecuador set out on a pilgrimage to Ayabaca, a town 211 km northeast of the northern coastal city of Piura.

On the main day of the festival, a procession of the image of the Captive Christ (Señor Cautivo de Ayabaca) through the town streets, which have been previously decorated with carpets of flower petals.

Before the Spanish Conquest, peasants in the same spot placed offerings at the temples of Aypate and La Huaca. The devout have a firm belief in the miracles that the image is said to have performed in healing the sick.

Its origin dates back to 1 751, when a Spanish priest had the image carved, featuring a disconcerting expression, a blend of sweetness and mystery.


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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 ,
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