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The Calendaria Festivity
On February 2, we celebrate the Candelaria festivity, this celebration culminates with all the festivities, Christmas, New Year and The Three Kings. the word is that it takes that name, Candelaria, because in one ancient Christian ceremony the candles were blessed, on February 2.

In Mexico that day is used to remove the birth and dress boy Jesus in a tunic withdiverse ornaments, that custom still is practiced, although less than before. Many families take to their children to the church, dress with their better finery, so that they receive the blessing.

The festivity is characterized because in this day is performed a banquet of tamales, that must be invited by that person who has removed the little doll of the bun. Do you like tamales? Surely that yes,which are your favorites? there are many and very varied, for all the pleasures.

Some tamales are made in leaf of maize and others in leaf of banana; they are of chicken with green sauce or chili sauce (mole), slices of chili with cheese, finely chop , meat of pig with green sauce, beans, flower of pumpkin, of candy, anyway, there are tamales what ever you want. Did you chose yours? I recommendto you eat them with a good cornflour drink of your favorite flavor or with hot chocolate, mmm Good benefit!
Virgin of the Candelaria celbration. During the eighteen days of the Festival of the Virgin of the Candelaria, several hundred musical and dance groups gather together to celebrate the Mamacha Candelaria, as she is known to the local indigenous population.  The festivities take place duringthe first two and a half weeks of February and include feasting, fireworks, a religious mass, and dancers in costume parading through the streets of the city of Puno.

The main day of the festival is February 2nd, when the elaborately decorated virgin statue is paraded through the town in a procession comprised of priests, altar boys and  church-goers. Troupes of musicians and dancers take overthe city, twirling and jumping throughout the streets. They are elaborately costumed and masked, and present a spectacular sight to the onlooker.
The festival of the Virgin of the Candelaria is a celebration related to the agriculture and mining activities that are the mainstays of this region; the Quechua and Aymara people both exert an influence on the traditions, music, culture and languageon display during the celebration.

| |Carnival of Cajamarca |
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| |Cajamarca is the city that celebrates carnivals with more enthusiasm.|
| |The celebration date is movable, generally during the first fifteen days of February. The celebrations last almost a month, since |
| |the preparation activities; the central days are just one week from Wednesday to Wednesday. The citizens organize in commissions by|
| |districts.|
| |During the celebration of carnivals, the main activities are: |
| |Election of the Queen of the Carnivals |
| |It takes place the Sunday previous to the central week. Beforethe election, the candidates to this contest go over the city |
| |inviting the citizens to the event with "patrols" and cars. |
| |"Concurso de Coplas" (Popular Songs Contest) |
| |This contest has two prizes, one for the singer and...
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