Peruvian community at One World Day 2021Members of the Peruvian community participated in the Parade of Flags at One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on August 29, 2021. Hopefully we will see a Peruvian Cultural Garden in the near future. (Let us know if we can help).
More from the Peruvian community at One World Day 2021
Peruvian group in the Parade of Flags at One World Day 2021
Peruvian Christmas Traditions
Eduardo Romero is of Peruvian heritage. He says: "So in our family we celebrated by attending Mass on Christmas Eve. As children we wanted to go to an early Christmas Eve Mass so we could open our gifts at midnight. When we got to be teenagers we attended midnight mass. We also would have Pannetone (an Italian Sweet bread that was brought to southern Latin America by early/mid 20th century Italian immigrants) and homemade hot chocolate.
Peruvian crucifix with Nativity scene at its base, c.1960
In Peru, Midnight Mass is followed by open houses for the home bound mass goers by the neighborhoods as people set up tables with small foods & treats for those coming back from church. Another way to connect with community! Also, they celebrate a second time on January 6th for Three Kings/Wisemen Day too! Feliz Navidad!
See more Holiday Traditions from various cultures
Peruvian community at One World Day
The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation hosted the 74th annual One World Day on August 25, 2019. Police estimates say that over 30,000 people visited the Gardens and attended One World Day. Though the Peruvian community does not yet have a Cultural Garden, the culture was well represented.
See more from the 2019 One World Day.
A highlight of One World Day is the Parade of Flags where people in costumes of their heritage carry the flags. This year was undoubtedly the largest and most colorful in memory.
Peruvian community in the One World Day Parade of Flags
Video and pictures from the Parade of Flags at 2019 One World Day
El Señor de los Milagros de NazarenasEvery October, hundreds of thousands of faithful from all races and economic backgrounds celebrate the Lord of Miracles in a religious procession through the streets of Lima, Peru. The boulevards are dressed in purple to celebrate the Lord of Miracles during the annual procession through the streets of Lima.
More than 200 cities in the world celebrate this festivity including the Peruvian community of Cleveland at Iglesia La Sagrada Familia Catholic Church.
This celebration is the main Catholic festivity in Peru and one of the biggest processions around the world. The name 'Lord of the Miracles' originated after a massive earthquake in Lima in the 18th century, which destroyed most of the city but left the mural standing. The Lord of Miracles (in Spanish, El Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas), is a painted image of Jesus Christ that is venerated in Lima, Peru.
Here are a few photos courtesy of Dora Rivas.
The Lord of Miracles - El Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas
Peruvian Ambassador to the US Harold Forsyth
Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes
Cleveland Museum of Art
November 27, 2012
Heather Hodges, David Franklin,
Ambassador Forsyth and Sue Bergh
Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes - First of Peru's Empire Tribes
The Wari are generally regarded as the first of Peru's empire tribes. Their time in Peru lasted about 400 years, between the years 600 and 1000. This was long before the better known Inca Tribe.
Inca Son music and dance from the Peruvian Andes
Ames Family Atrium in the Cleveland Museum of Art
October 28, 2012
The many different cultural performances were a highlight of the grand opening of the Ames Family Atrium in the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday October 28, 2012. This included a musical and dance performance by Inca Son including a rousing Scissors Dance.
Inca Son couples dancefrom the Peruvian Andes
Inca Son Scissors Dance
Procession of the Lord of the Miracles (Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas)
Iglesia La Sagrada Familia Catholic Church
October 7, 2012
Peru at International Fest
Labor Day weekend, 2012
Sharing Peruvian culture and food
Peru Independence Day Celebration
July 28, 2012
Performing at Independence Day event
Cleveland Peruvian community at 216 Event
Cleveland is known as the 216 so when the 216th birthday of July 22, 2012 approached, Ohio Homecoming planned a huge party for the city and its people.
There were performances, activities, food, music and camaraderie. The Peruvian community was well represented with a booth, musical performance and some traditional costumes in the fashion show.
Photos and videos of the Cleveland Peruvian community at the 216th birthday
Don't miss the Lando Dance video and Fashion Show
Katie Campbell-Morrison - Column 1
Peace Corps Adventure in Peru
Katie Campbell-Morrison - Column 2
A new definition of the Holidays - Christmas in Peru
Katie Campbell with a new friend in Cusicancha,
a village in Huancavelica, Peru