marching in the streets: peruvian independence celebrations

Every year on July 28th, town and cities up and down Peru host their independence day parades. 

Alongside young girls in traditional costume and teenage boys in marching bands, the streets are taken over in a rigid display of the symbols of old-school nationalistic pride and state control: the gun, the flag and the uniform.  

We joined the crowds under the hot afternoon sun in Ica, four hours south of Lima, to watch and document this very militaristic, yet vibrant, celebration.

Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parades Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
 
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th
Independence Day Parade Peru July 28th

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Independence Day in Peru Photo Journal
 

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