The Festivity of Virgin de la Candelaria gathers artists mainly from the south of Peru in the City of Puno since 1960.
The celebration occupies many streets and corners of Puno, so while wandering in the city, visitors may be surprised by numerous events being present.
As the Festivity has some pre-Hispanic roots, pagan rituals and costumes are widely present by local Quechua and Aymara communities as well.
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