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Transcript of Peru
on the West coast of the continent of South America It borders Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, and Bolivia.
run through Peru.
Amazon Rain Forest
also runs through Peru.
Peruvian Nuevo Sol
Located high in the Andes Mountains, 8,000 feet above sea level
Means "Old Peak" in the indigenous language Quechua
Ruins that were left behind by the Inca Civilization; believed to be built around the year 1400 as a royal estate for the Inca's ruler
Sometimes called the "Lost City" because it remained hidden for several centuries before an American archaeologist discovered it in 1911
One of the New Seven Wonders of the World
Peru's top tourist attraction: Approximately 2,500 tourists visit everyday
La República de Peru
Delphos St. John's Parish currently takes 3 collections a year in order to support the mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Help's Parish in Chimbote. The unemployment rate of many areas that this mission supports is as high as 80%. The areas that these impoverished people are forced to live in often do not have sewers, running water, or electricity.
The September 6-7, 2014 weekend raised over $7,500 for the mission. In the years past, the parish has raised as much as $12,000 in one collection. Since the collections have started in 2001, the parish has raised over $200,000 for this mission in Peru.
Los Actividades Hacer en Peru:
Exploras el bosque tropical Amazon. Puedes ver los animales y la naturaleza.
The official language is Spanish, and it is the most widely spoken language in Peru. Other languages that are spoken in Peru include Quechua and Aimara, two languages that are spoke in the Andean region.
Although Catholicism is the main religion, Peru has the freedom of religion, like the United States. In Peru, many religious festivals are celebrated, some of which include:
Los Festivales :
Corpus Christi is a traditional and very colorful celebration held in Cusco, Peru. It usually occurs in June, or 60 days after Easter. During the festival, fifteen saints are organized in several processions and arrive at the Cathedral of Cusco from all different places, in order to "greet" the Body of Christ. The night before the main day of Corpus Christi, 12 typical dishes are prepared and consumed, some of which include: cuy, beer, chicha, and bread.
Peru's food is mainly known for its spiciness.
All Saints Day:
All Saints Day is a holiday in Peru dedicated to the memory of the dead. It takes place on November 1-2. Peruvians usually attend mass and then take flowers and food to the cemetery, to share with the souls of the dead. At night, the relatives of the deceased hold a candlelight vigil in the cemetery until dawn on November 2. Worshiping the dead comes from pre-Hispanic times in Peru, and today that tradition still lives on. However, it has been combined with other Christian elements to form the All Saints Day that Peruvians know today.
Navidad en Peru:
This is one of the most important holidays in Peru. The Andean people build Nativity scenes and put them in churches and homes. They also perform dances and plays, as well as cook typical dishes. Peruvian families will keep their Nativity scenes up until La Bajada de los Reyes (the arrival of the three wise men) on January 6. In Cusco, families will get together, celebrate, and exchange gifts. The wealthy families eat turkey, while many other families will eat chicken. In the week before Christmas, the wealthy will organize "chocolatadas." Here, they offer a Christmas gesture to the poor children by giving them a cup of hot chocolate and a small gift. Cusco also has some features from the west such as Christmas trees and Santa Claus, who they call Father Christmas.
Navidad en Peru:
A staple meat often raised in many households of the Andes, known as Guinea Pig in America
A smaller cousin of the llama; also raised in the Andes and has a similar taste to buffalo; often made into jerky because of the lack of grease in the meat
A type of candy made in Peru that has a center made with manjar blanco and dried fruit or nuts.
A tree fruit that looks like a mango but has a taste similar to maple syrup. It is a common flavor of ice cream, and is also used as flavorings in desserts.
A doughnut-like Peruvian dessert mainly made of fired squash and sweet potatoes
A seafood dish, typically made from raw fish cured in citrus juices, and seasoned with chilli peppers; often served with corn, sweet potato, lettuce, or avocado. It is a common dish throughout Central and South America, but one of the best places to eat it is in Peru.
Nine- Banded Armadillo:
It is the most widespread of all the armadillos in Peru
Despite the name, the Nine-Banded Armadillo can have from 7-11 bands on its armor
Oso Hormiguero Gigante:
Have no teeth, so their long tongues enable them to consume 35,000 ants and termites each day
Many species; some of which include:
Andean Night Monkey: native to Peru
Common Squirrel Monkey: primarily found in the Amazon region
Gray Wooly Monkey: lives in groups, consisting of 2-70 other monkeys
Andean Night Monkey
Common Squirrel Monkey
Gray Wooly Monkey
Delfín Rosado de Río:
Lives in the Amazon River
Largest freshwater dolphins in the world; grow to be 9 feet long and can weigh as much as 300 pounds
Pink color is due to blood capillaries near the skin that other dolphins do not have
Nutria de Río Gigante:
Can grow to be six feet long
Eats fish, crabs, and snakes
It lives only in the rivers and creeks of the Amazon, Orinoco, and La Plata
It is estimated that there are more than 950 species of bats in the Amazon Rainforest. Some of these include:
Common Vampire Bat: only mammal to feed only on blood; usally prey on cows and horses
Dwarf Little Fruit Bats: adults range in size from 4-6 centimeters and weigh 7-14 grams
Common Vampire Bat
Dwarf Little Fruit Bat
¡Bienvenidos a Peru! Peru es un país bonito con muchos animales, actividades, y una cultura distinta.
You can go sandboarding over giant sand dunes in Huacachina
Puedes hacer surf en las playas como Mancora y Lima.
Los Deportes en Peru:
Numero uno deportes en Peru son voleibol y fútbol
Bullfighting comes in a close second as far as the top sports in Peru.
Tennis and basketball are also gaining popularity in Peru.
You can also go white water rafting in the Apurimac River in Peru
Another activity that could be compared to rafting is kayaking, which is something else to do in Peru.
Unos Fotos Bonitos de Peru:
1. ¿Que es el capital de Peru?
2. Name one aspect of a Peruvian religious festival.
3. ¿Que son dos animales de Peru?
4. ¿Que actividades puedes hacer en Peru?
5. ¿Que son tres deportes popular en Peru?
Hechos Interesantes de Peru:
Peru grows over 55 varities of corn in colors including purple, black, white, and yellow
The potato is originally from Peru, and there are over 3,000 different varieties. Proud Peruvians use the phrase “Soy mas Peruano que la papa” (I am more Peruvian than the potato).
Peru is the 6th largest producer of gold.
Peru’s Independence Day is celebrated on July 28, and is known as ‘Fiestas Patrias.’
Two-thirds of Peru is covered in the Amazon Rain Forest.