Tag Archives: Festival

Celebrasunchik Santa Rosanchikta

Rimasun - fiesta santa rosa peru - 3Gwendolyne Daronymi riman imayna Huachocolpapi Mamacha Santa Rosa fiestata celebrasqankuta. Chaymanta payga willakun imayna llapa familianwan fiesta pasasqancumanta 2006pi. Kay podcast nisqanchick tukuruptin sumaq videota tarinki allincha entendenaykipaq Gwendolyne rimasqanmanta.

Rimasun - fiesta santa rosa peru - 2Gwendolyne Darony habla a cerca de como se celebra la fiesta de Santa Rosa en Huachocolpa. Luego ella cuenta de como su familia pasó la fiesta en el año 2006. Al terminar este podcast encontrarás un bonito video para que puedas entender mejor todo de lo que Gwendolyne habló.

Rimasun - fiesta santa rosa peru - 1Gwendolyne Darony shares how people celebrate the festival of Santa Rosa in Huachocolpa, Peru. She then talks about her family’s experience at the festival of Santa Rosa in 2006. After listening to the podcast, you can watch this video for a better understanding of what Gwendolyne has discussed.

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Llama T’inkay Chawaytiripi

Amanda Smith - Peru - CargaChawaytiri huch’uy llaqta P’isaqneqpi, Perupi kashan. Chaypi agostopi llama t’inkayta ruwan. Ima llama t’inkay. Imarayku Andino runapaq Pachamama agosto killapas ima ancha munasqa kanku. Amanda Smith chaymantataq rimaykuwanchis.

Amanda Smith - Peru - ChichitaChawaytiri es un pequeño poblado cerca de Pisac, Perú. En agosto se celebra un festival de llamas llamado llama t’inkay. ¿Qué es llama t’inkay? ¿Por qué la Madre Tierra y el mes de agosto son importantes en el mundo andino? Amanda Smith nos habla de estos temas.

Amanda Smith - Peru - LlamaChawaytiri is a small town near Pisac, Peru. In August, they celebrate a llama festival called llama t’inkay. What is llama t’inkay? Why are Mother Earth and the month of August important in the Andean World? Amanda Smith talks with us about these topics.

All photos courtesy of Amanda Smith, PhD Candidate at Johns Hopkins University.

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Festival in Cacha

Center of the ceremonial circle.

After spending a week in Quito, Ecuador I made my way to Riobamba, which is the town closest to my site in Cacha.

This morning I took a taxi down to Cacha because my contact told me they were having their annual festival and I wouldn´t want to miss it and she was right!
The ceremony was held in the square right in front of El Museo de Cacha in the Pucara Tambo tourism project where I will be staying when I move there tomorrow. There were seven white circles chalked on the ground with people standing barefoot on each one and a group of people in the middle of the circle surrounding the fire that made up the center.

A ceremonial position

The people in the center were two drummers, two horn blowers, a man and a woman holding candles, a woman holding a flag and a man in white who was directing the ceremony.

The man had the people take positions, which they would have to hold for a certain amount of time. The first is show in the first picture where they are squatting while holding their hands like they are praying and the second is shown above where they have one foot off the ground and their hands out their sides. They were then asked to jump up and down and chant what the man in white said.


Then they turned so that they were standing in two circles following one another and they danced around and around to the music provided by the drummers and horns and finally danced themselves out of the square. Then the chicha ceremony started with each person coming up to the man holding the jug of chicha and taking a gourd full, then holding the glass up to the sky while they said something and then drinking their portion. After this we were all served a huge plate of food, mostly made up of potatoes and corn, with a little salad and chicken on top.

I got to take a look a the museum really quickly before it closed and talked to some of the people working there and am looking forward to getting  back to Cacha tomorrow to take my time going through it.

Posted by Sarah Szabo – MA Candidate at CLACS at NYU