Ch’iaraje – Festivals in Peru

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Cusco

Begins: 20-January
Ends: 20-January

Ritual fight between the Checa y Quehue communities, who fight in a war game in order to bring about soil fertility. The community that takes the most land is the winner. Men, armed with slingshots, leather whips and sticks, wear vests with flowers. Women help by looking after the horses and collecting stones, cheering on the with their singing.

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