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Events

Noticeable Events, Cultural Happenings, Fairs, Temporary Exhibitions, Performances, Concerts, Lectures...

Over the last months there have been many don't drink & drive campaigns in Lima due to an increment of traffic accidents. Many districts in the city have been actively engaged and surprised with some well thought out approaches.

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Celebrate with Surco its Traditions and Customs

Once again Lima's traditional wine district Surco is celebrating its culture and customs with the Festival Vendimia de Surco 2014.

This year's festival starts already on the 16th of March, the Sunday before the main festivities with the Grand Parade of the Grape Harvest (Gran Corso de la Vendimia) introducing the wine queen candidates to the public; expect colorful decorated floats, traditional Peruvian costumes and folkloric dance performances.

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On 1st of February 2014 is National Pisco Sour Day

As every year on the first Saturday in February, Peru celebrates on the 1st of February 2014 its most popular cocktail with the "Dia Nacional del Pisco Sour" (National Pisco Sour Day). Even though the Pisco Sour will be honored throughout the country, celebrations will be most energetic in Lima and the Pisco producing regions in the south of Peru.

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Peru's capital celebrates its 479 anniversary

Founded on the 18th of January 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, Lima celebrates its 479th birthday tomorrow. There are many festivities and events around town, so get out and join the party.

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Don't expect Alcoholic Beverages to be served

The mayor for metropolitan Lima, Susana Villarán, was actually known for wanting to „clean up" the city, fight corruption and trying to solve Lima's chaotic traffic situation. Seems she got on the wrong side of some people. After a months-long smear campaign for alleged inefficiency and corruption Susana Villarán had to face a recall referendum in March 2013. While she survived the attempt to drive her out of office, 22 of the 40 city council members, including the deputy mayor weren't so lucky.

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A Convention for Comic Enthusiasts

Fans of Comics and Cartoons pay attention!

This weekend the Contemporary Art Museum in Barranco houses the Lima Comics 2013, a convention with quite an extensive program that is all about comics and cartoons. Fun for the whole family and fans of the comic scene is guaranteed. Expect as well meetings, lectures and conversations with local (and some latinamerican and europaen) authors, graphic artists, animators, collectors and like-minded people, autograph sessions and the sale of comics and action figures.

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Once a Year Caral is beautifully lit up

Once a year Caral, considered at least for the moment the oldest urban center in the Americas and one of the oldest civilizations of the world, is beautifully lit up. Located 200 km north of Lima Caral was built by the Norte Chico civilization about 5000 years ago and accommodated more than 3000 people.

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A Temporary Exhibition at MNAAH worth visiting

Peru's cultural heritage is immensely varied. With such an overwhelming range smaller, but not less interesting or important parts of the Peruvian culture are often faded into the background. Since ancient times for example musical instruments play an important role in the life of indigenous people in the Andean and Amazon regions of Peru. Back then as today music is not only used to express feelings, but also to accentuate native rituals, ceremonies and festivities.

Showing and explaining these Peruvian treasures to a wider audience the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History in Lima opens an interesting temporary exhibition about Musical Instruments of the Andean and Amazon Regions (Instrumentos Musicales Andinos y Amazónicos) worth visiting.

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The Largest Food Festival in Latin America is about to start

Finally in just 2 days Mistura 2013 opens its doors. From the 6th to the 15th of September 2013 the largest and most important food festival in Latin America is held on Lima's Costa Verde in Magdalena del Mar.

Mistura brings together small farmers, producers, food sellers, chefs, bakers, confectioners, restaurants, food enthusiasts, Limeños and visitors from all over the world for the country's biggest gastronomic folk festival, all celebrating Peru's rich biodiversity and amazing dishes resulting from it. Next to 10 days full of Peruvian flavors and colors visitors can also expect having a good time with cultural performances like typical Peruvian dances and live music, exhibitions, workshops and much more.

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Enjoy Typical Peruvian Food in Surco this Weekend

The public holiday in honor of Santa Rosa, patroness of Lima, Peru, the Americas and the Philippines, tomorrow grants Peruvians a long weekend. While many will get out of town escaping the grey sky and humidity, those staying in Lima or visiting should enjoy the free days and pamper themselves. What better way to do this than with good Peruvian food and music?

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