On April 26 and 27 hundreds of people enjoyed the free cultural activities organized in Caral to celebrate Áspero Raymi 2019, organized by the Caral Archaeological Zone (ZAC), an executing unit of the Ministry of Culture.
The activities took place in the framework of the 14th anniversary of the beginning of the research, conservation and dissemination of the archaeological site Áspero, a fishing city of the Caral civilization.
Some of them were the “Pago a la Cochamama” Ceremony, the ecological parade and corso, the artistic festival and the “A Comer Pescado” program.
“The cultural activities, led by Dr. Ruth Shady, Director of the ZAC, began on Friday with the Gran Corso and Pasacalle Escolar, in which students (initial, primary and secondary), from different educational centers in Barranca, dressed in handmade costumes and recycled materials”, the press release reads.
Among other activities that took place on Saturday were the kite contest “Flying through the Skies”, the “Cultural Landscape and Fishing Resource in Rough 5,000 years ago”, the “Applying the Art of the Rough Society” contest and the “The best of my Earth” artistic festival.
“Visitors also enjoyed the ‘Catu Áspero’ or expo-feria: ‘Current social production’, exhibition and sale of agroecological and artisanal products”, they informed.
Since 14 years ago, the ZAC works in the research, conservation and dissemination of Áspero, located at kilometer 191 of the Panamericana Norte. They are open to the public throughout the year, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (including holidays).