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Pachacámac: they celebrate Andean Christmas with giant sculptures

A unique Christmas tree made by artisans is displayed on one of the corners of Pachacámac’s Plaza de Armas. The beautiful flower of amancaes, in danger of extinction, as well as the “Robin” birds that grow and inhabit the hills of Quebrada Verde and Manzano, stand out among their peculiar ornaments.

Last Sunday, December 6, the ornamental lights that illuminate the Christmas characters were turned on. The exhibition “Pacha Kanchay 2015” (illuminated land in quechua) will remain open to the public until January 6, as announced by the mayor of the commune, Hugo Ramos Lescano.

The plastic artist Andrés García Sobrado along with his team were the authors of about twenty giant dolls, between 2.50 and 4 meters high.
Among the figures are the traditional mystery, with Mary, Joseph and the Child Jesus. In addition to Santa Claus and his reindeer, the wise men and Christmas elves.

In the main access to the Square, a welcoming arch was also made with ancestral Christmas motifs. More than a hundred technopor plates were used to assemble all these pieces, which were then glued and pressed until each one of them was patiently molded. The work was carried out for more than two months.

During the exhibition there will be a series of artistic activities and live carols. And as the main event will be the choir and Orchestra nucleus Manchay – “Sinfonía por el Perú”, formed by the prestigious Peruvian tenor, Juan Diego Flores.

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