Semana Santa, or Saint’s Week is a big deal in PerĂº as the majority of the population is traditionally Catholic. Restaurants and bars shut down, church doors open, and everyone celebrates the holiday with family and friends and food (without meat). On Easter Sunday, there was a parade in Plaza de Armas, or the main square in the center of the city. There were plenty of bands, costumes, and reenactments. Following are a few pictures from the day.


Pigeons rest on the church ledge.

Women dance through the streets of the plaza.

Woman with smoke.

An ornate knocker adorns the church door.



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