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Virgen del Carmen 2023

Towns of Paucartambo and Pisac near Cusco are homes to a festival dedicated to Virgen del Carmen, a ceremony well worth attending


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This festival is tied to a belief that Virgen del Carmen protects the houses and defeats demons that try to climb the rooftops. It is celebrated on July 15-18. Celebrations include dancing and singing with masks for three days. It is a lighter and more relaxed version of a religious festival, so you are allowed to drink alcohol and party a little bit louder

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