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03/04 Andean Carnavales Celebration! 2 PM

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03/04 Andean Carnavales Celebration! 2 PM

February 17, 2017 - 05:02
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03/04 Andean Carnavales Celebration! 2 PM

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PELHAM, NY -- Pelham Art Center is excited to announce our next Folk Art event, Andean Carnavales. Join us on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 PM for family-friendly activities celebrating Peruvian Culture. In celebration of Carnavales (Carnival), experience a traditional Peruvian musical performance by the band Inkarayku, led by Mr. Andres Jimenez. Stay for a hands-on workshop creating a craft typical of the Peruvian Carnaval season. As part of our Folk Arts Series, this event is free and open to all ages. 

About Andean Carnavales

Carnavales takes place during the month of February in the Peruvian highlands and is full of joy and laughter. One of the most notable rituals is that of the yunza, in which a large tree is planted and is surrounded by gifts. The community gathers to dance around the yunza, taking turns to cut the tree until it falls down. The couple that gives the final cut before the tree falls down is in charge of the organization of the yunza the following year.