The devotion of the Virgen de Copacabana del Abra de Punta Corral has more than a century and a half of history, dating back to the first third of the nineteenth century. Year after year, on Easter eve, thousands of people, mostly members of bands of sikuris (El Siku is a characteristic instrument of the Andean zone) walk for hours, crossing the mountain, to reach Abra de Punta Corral , Located in the department of Tumbaya, province of Jujuy, Argentina, at 3,860 meters above sea level. There is the Virgin of Copacabana, or "Mamita de Los Cerros", as the locals call it.
On Holy Wednesday, the virgin begins her descent to the city of Tilcara, (declared Cultural Patrimony of humanity by UNESCO) escorted by the different bands, who accompany her playing their songs through 130 relays, distributed along the way . When the "Virgencita" arrives at the village, the music of the sikuris is rumbled, the handkerchiefs are raised in the air and flowers of virreyna, stamens and carnations are thrown, greeting the sacred image. Finally, they arrive at the Church of Tilcara, where it is received with great joy and devotion by the people.
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