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Celebrations (Puno week)

Puno the fiesta capital of Peru ,rises to the occasion for a full week every November to mark it's amerindian roots. A huge procession from Lake Titicaca into town remembers the legend of the first Inca emperor, who emerged from the world's highest navigable lake to establish the Inca empire. The procession deviates into dance,music, and oblivion.

Art, Music and Dance

Art: Peruvian art has its origin in the Andean Civilizations. These civilizations rose in the territory of modern Peru before the arrival of the Spanish.

Music: Musical instruments in Peru are: Andean Musical Instruments, Charango, Sampona, Bombo, Quena, Pinkillos (flutes),Cascabeles (bells),guacharaca (scraper), Caja (snare drum), and maracas ( wooden rattles)

Where as most South American percussion and wind instruments date back to Inca or pre-Inca times, stringed instruments were initially introduced by the Spanish, though later they may have been adapted to local conditions or materials.

Dance: Traditional folk dance from Peru uses colorful costumes in traditional fabrics from the Andean highlands and coasts. Many of the costumes are based on the plants, animals and lifestyle in the tropical forests of Peru. Dances include the Jungle Dance, from the Amazon region.


They practice Roman Catholic 81%.Unspecified or none practice 16.3%.Seventh day Adventist practice 1.4%.Other Christians practice 0.7%.Others practice 0.6%.


Official Language: Spanish and Quechua.

2/3 of the population speak Spanish. Many people also speak other foreign languages.


Ancient times ,potatoes and mazie ,or corn ,were the most important foods. People roasted potatoes or used them to make thick stews. They cooked and ate corn or used it to make bread and tamales. They also used corn to make chicha , or corn beer.

Famous Person

Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish explorer. He conquered the Inca Indians in what is now Peru. His actions opened the way for Spain to colonize most of South America. Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Spain. In the early 1500's, he spent some time in the Spanish West Indies. He also explored the Caribbean coast Central and South America. Pizarro then settled in the Spanish colony of Panama City. Reports of a wealthy empire to the South caused Pizarro to start exploring the Pacific coast of South America in 1524.


Mountain people herd llamas. They use wool from llamas to make clothes. Many women wear hats. The style of a hat tells others where she is from.


Colors on flag: Red and White.

The Peruvian flag has a red stripe on the left and right side and a white stripe in the middle. The flag of Peru was officially adopted on February 25, 1825. The colors symbolize the Incas and their lasting impact on the country. The red represents blood shed for independence. The white symbolizes peace and purity.

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Coastal Peru has average temperature of 73 from November to April and 61 from May to October. Temperature in the highlands are cooler, with the highest elevations not rising above freezing. Jungle areas have an average yearly temperature of 80.


Biggest city in Peru is Lima. Lima is capital of Peru. Population for Peru is 29,180,899.

Interesting info

Trade is buying and selling goods, or products, and services. Trade is needed because people cannot make all the things they need. They get money for the products they make for others and for the services they provide. They use that money to buy the things they need and want.