My Peru - A Guide to the Culture and Traditions of the Andean Communities of Peru

A Guide to the Culture and Traditions of the Andean Communities of Peru



responsible tourism

my community




traditional clothing

traditional dances

fiestas & festivals


rituals & beliefs

natural medicines

agricultural calendar


my photos

my drawings

my stories

local ngo's



The school year runs from March to December with Summer holidays from January to mid-March. Students also have 2 weeks holiday in August. Education is very important to most Peruvians. Enrolment in primary school is high even in the countryside where students may have to walk long distances to school.



Kindergartens (known as Jardins) take children of pre-school age (3 to 5 years old) just for the mornings. Kindergartens are popular in the major cities and charge a small fee. In the more rural areas the government runs a program of kindergartens called Pronoie although attendance is not mandatory and the teachers are usually poorly paid.


Primary School





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