Fiesta Forever – Trujillo Peru.
La Fiesta de la Primavera is one of Peru’s most famous parades. We were lucky enough to arrive in Trujillo the last week in September when it was being held. Having no idea that the parade was on we washed up at our preferred hostel without a reservation and luckily they had one room spare so we were able to witness and participate in a South American festival first hand.
A word of warning – make sure you keep you hands on your valuables – a two year old being held by her mother tried to lift my friends camera – they got a shock when they discovered his hand wrapped around the other end. Mind you there were plenty of locals looking out for us – one lady kept pointing out the known pickpockets in the crowd to me so I could move away from them when they sidled up alongside – she kept pointing at her eyes then pointing at the culprits – nice of her.
Here are some photos of the parade – enjoy