It turns out this event takes place EVERY Sunday morning. Viva, viva Peru!
After the long ceremony, we walked to the market where some in the group wanted to get bubble wrap for packing things back home. On the way, we passed one of the 33 churches in the little town of Ayacucho. It has an interesting facade built in the 1600s. Unfortunately, with so many churches in Ayacucho, their hours of opening are few. It seems not many priests are available to tend all the churches.
It’s quite a sweet indoor market with many interesting items and people to haggle with and befriend.
Stuff for your magic ceremonies and payment to the Pachamamma.
Lots of little pompoms hang on stalls in the market. I assumed they were machine-made from China, but I came across two girls forming them and trimming them by hand.