Holy Week is one of the most important religious festivities in Peru and the world. In the country, people take advantage of the long holiday to travel and get away from the capital.
One of the most chosen destinations on these dates is Cusco. Here, the devotees live this event with many traditions, processions and various activities. Next, we provide all the details so that you have an excellent stay.
This Holy Week 2023 in Cusco, Holy Week is celebrated from Sunday April 2 to Saturday April 8 and, according to the law, non-working days correspond to Holy Thursday and Good Friday.
What Activities Can You do in Cusco?
The best thing you can do during your stay in Cusco during Holy Week is to visit the churches and watch the processions. In this way you will feel the faith of the people of Cuzco. Here’s what you can do.
Holy Monday: this day you have to go to the Cathedral of Cusco, since the procession of the Lord of the Earthquakes or Señor de los Temblores begins here.
Holy Thursday: This day you can go to the Basilica of the Cathedral, where the Archbishop washes the feet of twelve elderly people. This is in memory of Jesu s’ feet washing to his apostles. Also, the tour of the 7 churches is made.
Good Friday: Cuzco families enjoy the «Twelve Course Tradition» in honor of The Last Supper.
Resurrection Sunday: this day the procession of the image of the Risen Christ takes place.
Also, if you are in Cusco you have to visit the Inca citadel, Machu Picchu. Also, you can take day trips through the Sacred Valley and visit Chinchero, Moray, the salt mines of Maras, Pisac and Ollantaytambo.