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06:17 Main day of Macchu Picchu celebrations started with 21 gun salute
 
Cusco, Jul. 07 (ANDINA). The main day of celebrations commemorating 100th years of the scientific discovery of Machu Picchu started early this morning at 06.00 hours (11.00 GMT) with a 21-gun salute in the Imperial City.
Light check at the Inca citader for Macchu Picchu light and sound show. Photo: ANDINA/Alberto Orbegoso
Light check at the Inca citader for Macchu Picchu light and sound show. Photo: ANDINA/Alberto Orbegoso

According to the official program, later today at 09.00 hours, the main squares of the Imperial city such as Regocijo, Espinar, San Blas, Santa Teresa, Los Pumas and the main square of Cusco will be the venue for several art and culture festivals throughout the day.

Between 10:30 and 12:30 hours a greeting to Machu Picchu is expected in the Inca citadel, with the staging of the traditional Tinkay ceremony and a salute from the Cuatro Suyos

Also, at that time the concert Heights of Machu Picchu will be held, with the participation of the group Los Jaivas; Feeling Inca Pachatusan played by the group, and Andean melodies of the group Arco Iris.

At 16:00 hours is the twinning ceremony with the municipalities of the seven wonders of the world in the municipality of Machu Picchu district.

Finally, a light and sound show which aims to show Machu Picchu as it was back in the Inca times is scheduled to take place between 18.00 and 20.00 hours. The ceremony called Machu Picchu, history and tribute to a wonder of the world, will feature a performance of the Andean Orchestra and Cusco’s Symphony Orchestra and Peruvian renowned singer Tania Libertad.

This activity, like the one carried out in the morning, will be broadcast live on the Plaza de Armas across giant screens.

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Date: 07/07/2011
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