Fiesta de San Santiago

Religious in Isla Taquile

The Fiesta de San Santiago is a big feast day on Taquile. Locals in their distinctive colorful dress and knitwear dance and play music to Taquile's patron saint. Celebrations go on for several days until the start of August, when islanders make traditional offerings to Pachamama (Mother Earth). There are also fireworks. It's celebrated mostly on Isla Taquile.

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