Puno is already celebrating the Virgin of Candelaria Feast

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The 2018 Virgin of Cadelaria ceremony began with a spectacular show of traditional dances and luminous costumes. It was held in Manuel Pino square, in downtown Puno.

Hundreds of Puno residents went to the Virgin’s Sanctuary to enjoy the spectacular dance shows: the diablada, morenada, kullahuaya, llamerada, sicuris, waca waca and caporales. The ceremony lasted two hours, approximately. Everyone gathered for the traditional chacharpari, which was the last activity of the inaugural party.

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The main day of the festival will be on the 2nd of February, there will be a traditional mass and a procession with hundreds of faithful participants.

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