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Papa Watay
30/05/2017

Papa Watay is a traditional ritual for the beginning of the harvest, which consists in tying the spirit of the potato to Pachamama (Mother Earth). It can be done individually  (in families), or collectively (whole communities at the first harvest). The Potato Park celebrates this ritual collectively on the 30 of May, so that it coincides with the National Day of the Potato and highlights the importance of this day for Andean farmers.

The ritual involves all communities of the Potato Park meeting in one of the communities (designated at the event the previous year), with each community bringing a quantity of potatoes to show all the diversity they are cultivating. Collecting the potatoes from all the communities, they make an offering of thanks to Pachamama for her generosity.



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Street Ciro Alegria H-13, Urb. Santa Monica - Wanchaq
Postal code Nº 567, Cusco - Peru
Phone: 51-84-245021
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