el aniversario.

it's not a celebration without fireworks.

it’s not a celebration without fireworks.

tucume held it’s anniversary a couple of weeks ago. not to be confused with the anniversary of famed scientist federico villarreal…like i was when we had a celebration back in august. anyways, there were all sorts of events going on throughout the week including a robotics competition, chess competition, career fair, massive marriage ceremony, and, of course, a serrenata that included fireworks. saturday also included the traditional marches, in which i got to join in on my first march. i guess that makes me a real tucamana now?

the massive marriage ceremony. this is quite popular in peru, as it allows the opportunity for people to get married that would not have been able to afford to otherwise.

the massive marriage ceremony. this is quite popular in peru, as it allows the opportunity for people to get married that would not have been able to afford to otherwise.

we had one of the finalists from the second season of "yo soy" perform.

we had one of the finalists from the second season of “yo soy” perform.

bryhen, jennifer and samia accompanied me to the serranata.

bryhen, jennifer and samia accompanied me to the serranata.

fanny packs with those outfits make complete sense. these guys also made me go out to the middle and dance with them and the mayor...not embarrassing. everyone spent the next few days talking about my dancing....

fanny packs with those outfits make complete sense. these guys also made me go out to the middle and dance with them and the mayor…not embarrassing. everyone spent the next few days talking about my dancing….

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