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Events

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Crooked Tree Cashew Festival

1 - 31 May 2018

The annual cashew festival about an hour from Belize City is a celebration not only of the nut, but the fruit more than anything. Cashews are transformed into wine, jellies, cakes, sweets and even ice cream for everyone to try. The festival also showcases some of its traditional folk music, dances and crafts. Taking place in May.

El Gran Poder

26 - 28 May 2018

Fiesta El Gran Poder is a traditional religious event held in the city of La Paz which pays homage to Jesus Christ. Held annually this is no longer just a small spiritual feast, gathering thousands of spectators, it has grown into an enormous festival with over 100 dance groups participating in the parade wearing colourful and intricate costumes.

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Snow Star Festival

27 - 29 May 2018

Snow Star Festival takes place in Sinakara Valley, Peru, and is a celebration combining Catholic, Incan and other indigenous beliefs during a three-day event. Around 30,000 pilgrims gather in this area for an intense celebration including music and dancing, as well as a procession.

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

30 - 30 May 2018

The festival of Corpus Christi celebrates the Eucharist as the body of Christ. The name 'Corpus Christi' is Latin for 'the body of Christ'. In some Latin American cities, such as Cusco, in addition to a Mass, there are effervescent processions.

Thronging with crowds lining the cobbled streets, Cusco comes alive with effigies of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Each effigy is beautifully clothed in stunningly intricate costumes and is carried through the streets by the religious processions, making this an extraordinary spectacle.

Coyoacan, Mexico City

Frida Kahlo Making Her Self Up

16 Jun - 30 Nov 2018

The Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition at the V&A London showcases a collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist. It’s the first time that the collection will be exhibited outside Mexico.

Inti Raymi

Inti Raymi - Festival of the Sun

22 - 22 Jun 2018

Peru celebrates some 3,000 festivals a year, of which the most significant is Inti Raymi, a reenactment of the Inca Festival of the Sun.

The extravagant festival is held inside the ruins of Cusco's Sacsayhuamán fortress and attended by hundreds of visitors, seated among the ruins.

The Angel Falls, Venezuela

Fiesta de San Juan Bautista

23 - 25 Jun 2018

St John de Baptist is the patron saint to many in Central America, and is commemorated every year with several religious and cultural events in Venezuela accompanied by drums, liquor and dancing.

Bumba meu boi

Bumba Meu Boi

23 - 29 Jun 2018

The festival is a dance-off competition that lasts for three nights. Boi Bumba roughly translates to "Beat the Bull." Each team has the chance tell the story of Boi (bull), and how he was killed and resurrected. Teams use allegories, costumes, giant puppets, musical instruments (mostly drums) and dance.

The best place to see the festival is the Amazonian island of Parintins, 370km east of Manaus. Another great place to celebrate Bumba Meu Boi is in São Luís, the capital of the Brazilian state of Maranhão from late June to August.

Christ the Redeemer

Festas Juninas

24 - 24 Jun 2018

Festa Junina (June Festival) is a Catholic tradition that takes place in June to celebrate saints and new plantation seasons. Bonfires, games, music, food and drink are important aspects of the festivities.

Ceviche

National Ceviche Day

28 - 28 Jun 2018

If you are partial to a bit of fresh ceviche - marinated raw fish - head to Peru for la Día Nacional del Cebiche on June 28th next year.

Ceviche is virtually a national obsession and National Ceviche Day is an annual event celebrating Peru's simplest, but most delicious dish. Lima and Callao are two of the best places to spend the day - but remember, Ceviche is a lunchtime dish so build your appetite from the previous night!

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