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Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit'i. ©UNESCO 2004
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Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit'i

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The Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit'i begins 58 days after Easter when people representing eight indigenous villages from around Cuzco, Peru travel to the Sinakara sanctuary. This religious event plays itself out over 24 hours as people process up and down the mountain ending in the village of Tayancani at sunrise. Dances play a central role in the pilgrimage. The Council of Pilgrim Nations and the Brotherhood of the Lord of Qoyllurit'i oversee activities and maintain the rules and codes of behaviour.

on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

Place/Country: Cuzco, Peru
Series: 2010 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Credits: National Institute of Culture, producer.
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Rights/Droits: National Institute of Culture

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