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There are dozens of Peruvian festivals to choose from, with most emphasising the country’s pre-Colombian and Incan roots. Whatever the occasion, Peruvian festivals tend to be colourful and reflect the country’s welcoming spirit.
As the name suggests, this is a weeklong succession of fiestas at the start of November, kicking off with Peru’s version of Day of the Dead. Processions and re-enactments of Puno’s occupation by the Spanish make for varied – and sometimes quite rowdy – celebrations.
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These unassuming meat skewers aren’t dissimilar from your regular shish kebabs and are a well-loved food of Peru. They’re often served as starters, and while most places don’t discriminate over which meat they use to make them, the traditional recipe uses quality beef heart.
Best eaten at Grimanese Vargas Anticuchos, 466 Ca. Ignacio Merino, Lima