One of the most amazing experiences in Cusco is Holy Week. While the city which seems to celebrate a festival every few days, its done in especially grand style for Holy Week with the Lord of the Earthquakes, protector of the city. On May 31, 1650 an earthquake shook the city and destroyed houses and temples. At that point, many people believed a miracle happened: Indios, lords, slaves and mestizos came together to pray to the Christo de los Temblores for shelter. Ever since, the Holy Week is observed with numerous processions. Food, dancing and connecting with the community.
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April Fool’s Around-the-WorldFrance –Traditionally, schoolchildren will tape a picture of a fish on the back of an unsuspecting classmate
Scotland –sending a mate on a fool’s errand is the name of the game: you should ask someone to deliver a sealed message asking for help, the contents of which instruct the recipient to pass it along and continue the chain.
Portugal – The Sunday and Monday prior to Lent is when the Portuguese celebrate April Fools’, their ritual prank: throwing flour on someone.
India – India’s Holi festival is celebrated on March 31, and is a day to play jokes, toss colored dust and wear face and body paint to inaugurate spring.
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