Puno & Takile.
To 12 February 2019
February 2 to 12, 2019 – “Virgen de la Candelaria Festival in Puno and Takile”.
Since 2014 declared “Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity UNESCO” for being a living cultural practice.
The festival includes acts of festive and cultural character from diverse traditional where Andean predominates.
The image of the Virgin of the Candelaria travels in procession through the streets of the city of Puno with the accompaniment of colorful dances, fun masks and musicians.
As part of the celebration to the Mamacha Candelaria, 2 contests are held in which an approximate of 170 groups, 40,000 dancers and many bands with musicians from the Quechua and Aymara ethnic groups of the Puno region compete.