The final program for Machu Picchu 100-year anniversary celebration

The final program for Machu Picchu 100-year anniversary celebration

Sunday, July 3

Machu Picchu Centennial Parade 10:00 a.m.
Location: City of Cusco

Wednesday, July 6

09:00 – 11:00 Formal Session
Official ceremony of the Regional Government of Cusco. Inca Pachacutec Medal Awarded to Peruvian recipients.
Location: Koricancha

12:00 – 17:00 2011 South American Camelids Festival
Location: Saccsayhuaman

18:00 Welcome Cocktail
Location: Convent of Santo Domingo.

Thursday July 7

06:00 Twenty-one Gun Salute
Location: City of Cusco

09:00 – 18:00 Grand Cultural Art Festival in the City of Cusco
Place: Joy, Espinar Plaza, Plaza San Francisco, Plaza San Blas, Plaza Santa Teresa, Plaza Los Pumas and Plaza de Armas

10:30 – 12:30 Welcome to Machu Picchu
Evocation and staging of the traditional Tinkay ceremony and Salute to the “Cuatro Suyos” (Four Corners). Interpretation of “Alturas de Machu Picchu” by The Andean group Jaivas.
Location: Machu Picchu

18:00 – 20:00 Machu Picchu, history and tribute to a Wonder of the World
Sound and light show accompanied by Andean Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Sinfonica del Cusco.
Location: Machu Picchu

18:00 – 24:00 The Fiesta is in Cusco
Live broadcasts from Machu Picchu of concerts and  of sound and light show.
Place: Plaza de Armas in Cusco

Friday, July 8

09:00 – 18:00 Dance Competition with participants from the 13 provinces of Cusco
Location: Plaza de Armas in Cusco

11.00 – 13.00 Parade with floats
Location: Main streets of Cusco

19:00 – 24:00 Presentation by the Andean Symphony Orchestra, The Andean Group and Los Jaivas, as well as a fireworks display.
Location: Plaza de Armas in Cusco

Saturday July 9

18:00 – 24:00 Music Festival
With the participation of renowned national and foreign artists
Location: Beer Garden

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There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Herwig Wandschneider at 1:49 am

    presumably the schedule times are local Cusco time? But is there an Internet address for live transmission of the events in English or German? ………. HW

  2. admin Author at 11:42 am

    Dear Herwig,

    There has not been very good information offered about the transmission of the events on foreign channels. There was a report a week ago in local media that a Japanese TV station might be offering it live.

    Yesterday, Radioprogramas del Peru reported that UNESCO has weighed in on the celebration plans and as a result, Peru’s government will be restricting access of journalists, that the planned fireworks display at the ruins was being canceled, and that if there is a concert, it will not be held in the Citadel.

    In any case it’s a good bet whatever the festivities turn out to be, you’ll be able to tune in on Peru’s national public station via the Internet:

    Click on “TV En Vivo”

    Also, look for updates on the Machu Picchu 100 Anniversary official site: www . machupicchu100. /en

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