National Alpaca Day celebration

Nature & Tourism
Date: Sunday, 01 August 2021

On August 1, Peru and here especially the southern highland regions of the country celebrate National Alpaca Day honoring the small, fluffy camelid and the challenging work of generations of Alpaca breeders while at the same time promoting the consumption and usage of Alpaca products.

Celebrations are most enthusiastic in the city of Puno and in Macusani, a small town about 250 km (155 miles) north of Puno which is known as the “Alpaca capital of Peru”.

The festivities include Alpaca parades and competitions, traditional music, dances and rituals, exhibitions, wool spinning competitions, traditional food and drinks and often ceremonies in honor of Pachamama - August 1 as well is the Dia de la Pachamama (Day of Mother Nature) in Peru.

Read more about this special day in our article "National Alpaca Day"

National Alpaca Day – Dia Nacional del Alpaca

Peruvian Public Holidays & Festivities
On August 1, Peru and here especially the southern highland regions of the country celebrate National Alpaca Day focusing on the small, fluffy came...

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all Peru; but celebrated only in the southern highland regions

All Dates

  • Sunday, 01 August 2021
  • Monday, 01 August 2022
  • Tuesday, 01 August 2023
  • Thursday, 01 August 2024
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