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  Calendar December 2011 - January 2012
Every Sunday  
  Event: Indian Marketplace
Locate: Pisac and Chinchero - Cuzco

Indian Marketplace, fair of craftsman. An excellent opportunity to take contact with the Andean natives and the best artists. Mass in Pisac in Quechua Language (Inca Language), multicolor clothes and beautiful dresses.

 

 
November - December 4th  
  Event: Feria del Señor de los Milagros (Acho bullfight Fair)
Locate: Lima

Is carried out every Sunday in the Plaza de Acho, bullfights, here the best Spanish, Peruvian, Mexican and bullfighters of other countries participate with livestock confinements of the best farms. In the international taurine environment, this fair occupies an important place. During the fair, it is disputed like maximum prize to the best one the "El Escapulario de Oro del Señor de los Milagros".

 

 
December 8th  
  Event: Immaculate Heart of Mary Festivity (Fiesta de la Virgen de la Inmaculada) (not workable)
Locate: Pan Peruvian

Religious feast, special homage to the virgin.

 

 
December 24th  
  Event: Santuranticuy Fair
Locate: Cuzco

Saints for sale
The origin of this fair dates back to the Vice-regency, and today has become one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in Peru. It is held in the main square of Cuzco, where artisans lay out blankets on the sidewalks, as is the custom in traditional Andean fairs. Santuranticuy, which means"saints for sale", is a provisional market where image carvers and artisans sell a wide variety of figurines to liven up Christmas and fit out the Nativity scenes that are set up in homes and parish churches. The fair also sells a variety of ceramic objects brought from Pucará and Quinua. Here one can find all sorts of arts and crafts, such as wooden carvings, pottery and the boxed scenes called retablos. At night, street vendors sell a traditional hot and sweet rum punch called ponche, to warm up chilly visitors.

 

 
December 25th  
 

Event: Andean Christmas
Locate: Pan Peruvian

The rural context of the arrival of the infant Christ allowed early Peruvians to identify immediately with the festivity, highlighted by artisan creativity, a sense of aesthetics and the religious devotion of Andean settlers. Andean Christmas began taking on characteristics of its own by adding elements from each region. These elements stand out for the extreme care with which highlanders put together Nativity scenes in churches and homes, perform dances and plays, cook typical dishes and produce a wide range of handicrafts such as Nativity scenes in Huamanga stone, retablos featuring images related to Christmas and pottery or carved gourds called mates burilados decorated with Yuletide scenes. In most Andean communities, the festival continues until la Bajada de los Reyes (the arrival of the three wise men), January 6, when traditionally people exchange gifts.

 

 
December 27th  
 

Event: Virgen del Carmen Feast
Locate: Chincha

The Virgen del Carmen is the most widely venerated image in Peru after the Lord of Miracles. Its worship dates back to colonial times when friars from the Carmeline Order arrived. In various communities in Ica (300 Km. south of Lima) as well as the areas of El Carmen and El Guayabo in Chincha (200 Km. south of Lima), home to most of Peru's Afro-Peruvian population, the locals render a special homage to the virgin at the end of every year. What is unique about this festival is that here it is called La Peoncita (the little peon) for its link with teenagers who perform the dances called los negritos and las pallitas, in honor of the Virgin.

 

 
January 1st  
  Event: New Year's Eve (not workable)
Locate: Pan Peruvian

Celebration of New Year's Eve.

 

 
January 6th  
  Event: Kings' Feast Feast (Bajada de Reyes)
Locate Pan Peruvian

Special celebration in Ayacucho and Cuzco. Pagan feast, mixture of Christian and Andean cultures, beautiful dances, contests of different kind of dancers during the evenings, such as tijeras, huaylillas and wiraqos, artisans expositions.

 

 

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  Lima's Nightlife and Entertainment this month
LarcoMar - Miraflores  
  Gathered in one of the nicest stops to hang around in Lima is the largest variety of entertainment oriented in services: You will find 12 cinemas, pubs, bars, discotheques, many restaurants and a bowling.

 

 
Creole and Peruvian Cuisine  
 
  • Brujas de Cachiche: Bolognesi Nº 460, Miraflores
  • Huaca Pucllana: General Borgoño, Block 8, Miraflores
  • El Señorío de Sulco: Malecón Cisneros Nº 1470, Miraflores
  • El Bolivariano: Pasaje Santa Rosa Nº 291, Pueblo Libre
  • Punta Sal: Conquistadores 948, San Isidro (Peruvian sea food)

 

 
Pubs & Bars  
 
  • Barajo: Av. Larco Nº 1180, Miraflores. Open Tu - Th 20:00 - 02:00 and Fr - Sa 20:00 - 04:00 Phone: 242-6196
  • La Noche: Bolognesi Nº 307, Barranco. Open Mo - Sa 21:00 - 02:00. Phone: 247-2186.
  • Marco Polo: Av. República de Panamá Nº 3165. Open Fr - Sa 21:00 - 05:00. Phone: 440-7635
  • Murphys Irish Pub: Schell Nº 627, Miraflores. Open Mo - Sa 18:00 - late. Live music Th. Phone: 242-1212

 

 
Discotheques  
 
  • Gótica: Larcomar nivel 5 - Malecón Cisneros N° 610, Miraflores
  • Bartini: Larcomar, Malecón Cisneros N° 610, Miraflores. Daily 22:30 - 02:30
  • Delirium: Av. Grau Nº 721, Barranco. Open Th - Sa 21:30 - 04:00
  • La Noche de Barranco: Av. Bolognesi N° 307, Barranco. Open Th - Sa 21:30 - 04:00

 

 
Live Creole and Peruvian Music - Peñas  
 
  • Brisas del Titicaca: Jr. Wakulski 168, Lima
  • Hatuchay: Jr. Trujillo 228, Rímac
  • Las Guitarras: Manuel Segura 295, Barranco

 

 
  Cuzco's Nightlife and Entertainment this month
Creole and Peruvian Cuisine  
 
  • Tunupa Restaurant Grill & Bar: Novo-Andean dishes; Andean Show - Portal Confitura 233 - Plaza de Armas (Main Square) - Phone 235-370

 

 
Pubs & Bars  
 
  • Fallen Angel:   Plazoleta Nazarenas 221 - Phone 258-184
  • Macondo: Cuesta San Blas 571 - Phone 229-415

 

 
Discotheques  
 
  • Mama Africa: Espaderos 135

 

 

 

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