Festivals & Events

Huancavelica’s vibrant fiestas are renowned, due to the influence of the city's mostly indigenous population. Colorful traditional festivities occur on major Peruvian holidays, such as Carnaval, Semana Santa, Todos Santos and Christmas. Huancavelica’s Semana Turística (Tourism Week) is held in late September and early October. Check with the Instituto Nacional de Cultura for upcoming festivals.