Andahuaylillas’ town is located in Quispicanchi, province of Cusco, at 36 km from the city of Cusco, 45 min by bus. It’s also known as the South Valley of Cusco, this area has a great potential of attractions, for its cultural legacy as well as its material richness; besides of being part of the Andean Baroque Path thanks to its amazing chapel, considered as the Sistine Chapel of America.
Although the Day of the Dead is known for being a Mexican celebration, it’s also an important day in a big part of Peru. This celebration every 2nd November, is a commemoration for the dead; on this day, the dead are present amoung the live ones and are received once again to their home and families.
This date is usually connected with the 1st November: All Saints’ Day, a very popular festivity in Cusco.
Mistura 2017, one of the most famous gastronomic meetings in the world, is arising as a particular tribute to the Amancaes cuisine festival in this edition. The Amancaes cuisine festival was a traditional creole festival of Lima; this year the location is at the same district of the city and also its purpose to revalue the cuisine and creole customs.
The special fact of the Amancaes cuisine festival is that could gather people and customs from the coast and middle regions of Peru, among the best Peruvian cuisine and their original meals and dances.
This year, the festival’s proposal is to regain the atmosphere of creole family meetings as well as the dessert-taste of the traditional Peruvian sweets.
Since the first edition of Oktoberfest-Perú in 2002, this festival has become one of the most popular events in the country, and even took place in other parts of the country such as Cusco Oktoberfest edition in 2008.
This year, the official Oktoberfest-Perú, will be celebrated between the 27th and 31th October on the seaside esplanade in Magdalena del Mar, Lima.
This edition is coming-up full of great perfomances and shows. You can enjoy more than 10 kind of beer and traditional meals of the german cooking, besides the dancing groups and rock music by the folk german band Zugspitzmusik that is exclusively coming from Germany for the festival.