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The joy of our traditions in the Ultimate Journeys magazine!

Published 1 August 2018

Written by: LimaTours

This edition of Ultimate Journeys – Travel in Peru is a special one. It explores the festive and legendary spirit that encompasses Peru’s essence. Unlike our previous editions, this magazine pays homage to present-day Peru, celebrating what makes it so rich: its people and their traditions.

The best way to fully experience and appreciate Peru’s cultural heritage in all its splendour is through its various festivities. Each region, city, and small town has its own series of rites and rituals that set them apart from neighbours near and far; and each celebration is infused with the distinct personality of these individual places and their proud inhabitants.

Peruvians always seem to be celebrating something. Many of these fiestas are rooted in legacies that have been inherited across generations, legacies that reflect the syncretism between the Inca and Colonial histories. Whether it is an anniversary or a religious ceremony, every celebration is executed with the same mystic devotion.

Discover the stories behind each festivity: its origin, the fiesta itself, and what it represents. This edition features a basic, chronological guide of the various celebrations held across the country – perfect for those looking to make the most of their time in Peru.

Revel in an unforgettable adventure through Peru’s cities, traditions and delicious dishes. Get to know the country through its worship rituals and celebrations – from the pay to the Pachamama to the procession of the Lord of the Miracles, from Inti Raymi to the marvellous Grape Harvest or Vendimia. Despite the encroaching modernity and the global attention that has come with it, Peru remains a place of mysteries, honouring its rich past full of un-answered questions and undeniable devotion.

Read the online version of the magazine here.