Virgen de la Candelaria


Fiesta de la Candelaria

The 'Fiesta de la Candelaria', also called the 'Mamacha Candelaria', is the biggest event in Peru and the third biggest event in whole Latin America. 

Each year at the beginning of February (the main festivities run from February 2nd to February 12th), tens of thousands of dancers, musicians and visitors gather in Puno to worship the Virgin de la Candelaria - the patron saint of Puno, strongly associated with mother earth ('pachamama') and symbol for purity and fertility.

In 2014, it was declared  an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

If you are interested to experience this festival first hand, we would be delighted to put together all your land arrangements. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see what we can do for you.