Christmas at AMAUTA Peru
Here are AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, the whole team is a-buzz with preparations. Christmas is coming!
First on the agenda is getting into the Christmas spirit: getting together as a school – professors, students, staff, and administration – to cook, eat, and enjoy each other’s company.
Second on the agenda is decorating: every day a new decoration appears in the school, seemingly out of nowhere… We have Santa’s, reindeer headbands, a count-down to Christmas, a donation Santa for our chocolatada, a tree with decorations and lights, and every other cheery notion reminding us that the happiest time of the year is upon us.
Third on the agenda is preparing the yearly AMAUTA chocolatada. A chocolatada is typically organized in the days before Christmas by businesses, churches, and stores in the Cusco region, and it is meant to collect donations that will be given along with hot chocolate and biscocho bread or the typical panettone to the children of one of the poorer neighborhoods in Cusco. It is a fun tradition that seeks to take some of the generosity and general good-will that we all seek during the Christmas holiday, and spread it to those less fortunate in Peru.
Fourth on our agenda was the celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th. The holiday commemorates the Catholic and Christian tradition of the miraculous conception of the baby who would become Jesus Christ by the Virgin Mary. The students at the school celebrated by learning about the holiday, taking a trip to the beautiful Cathedral of Cusco, and having the rest of the day free to enjoy the festivities or just relax.
Fifth on the agenda is soaking up the magic of Christmas in Cusco. The Plaza de Armas – and several other plazas – is decorated with lights, a lighted nativity scene, and any number of other traditional decorations: Lights, tinsel, evergreen boughs, and ribbon. You can see evidences of an international celebration in all the hotels and restaurants of the center, and these are mixed with the local and strongly Catholic-influenced traditions of the Cusqueñans. Soon the typical nacimiento – a big representation of the birth of Jezus – will show up on the Plaza.
Cusco is a great place to be during the month of December, and independent if you are living in our school residence or with a local Peruvian host family, it is one big Peruvian Christmas Event.
Are you not registered yet for a Spanish course but you are interested in learning Spanish with us in December?
Make your booking with the special discount code CHRISTMAS20 and you get a 20% discount on course prices!
(valid for courses finalizing on of before January 8th)
Book now (contact us here)
Do you like to live with a ice group of international students in the city center of Cusco?
Book your stay between December 13th and January 30th with a 20% discount!
Discount code: RES20.
Read more about it here