The Corpus Christi in Cusco is the more important festival of Cusco. Although this date always be thursday. The festival begins one day before with the traditionals "Entrances".
Wednesday (day before the Corpus Christi) it will performed the "entrance" of the pictures. Fifteen saints and virgins, organized in several processions, came it from different places to Cathedral of Cusco, where it will do the "Greeting" to the Christ body.
These pictures are deposited into the Cathedral until the next day, for the main procession of thursday. On these "Entrances of the Saints", two of these are spectacular on the "Road", because San Sebastian and San Jeronimo do everything to get to the Cathedral. At morning in the first hours, part of the picture of San Jeronimo arrives since district of the same name (to 10 km from main square) and the district of San Sebastian do the same route with their saint (to 5 Km, from Main Square).
The procession of the main day occurs around 11:00 at morning on Main Square. The people arrives to see the saints and after the procession, the saints come back to the cathedral and local communities meets and talks about the troubles of their communities.
During this day eats the typical dish call "Chiriuchu", beer and Chicha (typical drink) and bread.
After seven days (the octave), the saints are out again in procession before to return to their origin places, where remain it for the rest of the year.
Saint (all names in spanish)