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"
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