|Ayachucho’s streets carpeted with tapetes during Holy Week. (Photo: Edgar Asencios/Flickr)|
By Matthew Finch
Holy Week is upon us, and Peru’s Andean city of Ayacucho is coming to life.
From Palm Sunday (April 17) onwards, the city’s population will swell as tens of thousands come to witness the continent’s most spectacular Easter celebrations, ending in the climactic pre-dawn procession on Easter Sunday itself.