There are colorful and interesting festivals throughout Peru at almost any time of the year, but this time is particularly eventful, with Peru‘s version of the Mardi Gras holiday. This week the region of Ayacucho held their Carnival Festival, with parades, floats, costumes and music. Cajamarca held a similar festival, which also includes a celebration of the Incan King Momo and his burial in the historic Banos del Inca complex. In Iquitos, locals celebrated the Amazonia Carnival, with traditions like palm tree chopping games and treats for children. The next festival will be the Vendimia, or Grape Harvest Festival in Ica, which includes the Queen of Wine Pageant and pisco tasting booths. There are many festivals and celebrations to attend while visiting Peru, no matter what time of year you go. Be sure to check for events before you travel.