Saturday, November 17, 2018


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Lima, Peru -- White House equivalent

Every country boasts unique foods and cultural customs lesser known to tourists. For me, the thrill of travel invites adventure in discovery. This past weekend's day-cation in Peru includes a Procession of Saint Martin de Porres (on his feast day). Starting at the Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion, many men lift a shrine with a statue of St. Martin and proceed on a 12+ hour pilgrimage through the town of Callao. Keep reading for a look at the festivities...

Starting out at the Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion in Callao, Peru


Festival flyer

Ladies in lace keep a steady stream of incense flowing as the statue passes

Carrying the statue involves a simultaneous step

People stream into the streets to watch

Live music and colorful carpets welcome the statue at each stop

Many stops along the way

The flowers aboard the shrine are swapped every so often

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