Friday, June 24, 2011

Dia de Cusco

mad dogs english men and peruvians go out in the midday sun!!

fabulous backdrop at Sacsayhuaman

The Inca warrior

Soldiers march around the plaza de armas

many houses are flying their Cusco flags this month

We are enjoying having a 4 day weekend, yesterday was Corpus Cristi when the statues of the Catholic saints are taken out of the churches and cathedrals and paraded around the plaza de armas. Today is Inti Raymi the day of Cusco, there are Cusco flags everywhere and a reenactment of the Inca Harvest festival takes place in Cusco town centre and then continues at Sacayhuaman. Since Jess and Sam proved what good walking legs they have when we were on our recent hike we decided that this year we would join the crowd and walk up to Sacsayhuaman, the backdrop with the Inca ruins and the mountains behind the actors and dancers was stunning. It was fun to be part of the crowd and to witness the celebrations, our friends in Cusco take their cultural heritage very seriously and love to celebrate it!

1 comment:

Gwen Toon said...

Wow - that looks fantastic.
I love the Cusco flag - it's a rainbow!!!