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Huaraz Travel Guide

Folklore in Huaraz

In the city of Huaraz, Typical folklore expressions include the Ancash Chuscada which is cheerful and danceable, and is a mix of Pasacalle, Marinera and Triste. Many dances express the Inca and Colonial life; others represent war and conquest.

The most popular are:
• Shacshas
• Huanquillas
• Antihuanquillas
• Capitanes
• Pallas and Negritos

Festivities in Huaraz:
• The Week of Mountaineering (May and June) Competitions in several adventure tourism sports, cultural and social activities.
• Carnival in Callejón de Huaylas (February)
• May Festival or Feast of the Patron the Lord of La Soledad (May).
• The Virgen del Carmen Tourist Festivity, in Chavín de Huántar (July).
• The Virgen de las Mercedes Tourist Festivity (September).
• The Lord of Burgos Tourist Festivity (September).



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