On July 28 and 29, Independence celebrations were held in Peru and we decided to decorate our Lima center in red and white, the colors of our national flag, and organize “Entonándole al Peru” a singing and dancing contest among all the employees. We encouraged our employees to participate with Peruvian songs and dances.
We enjoyed of a very animated competition! The seven participants in the singing category delighted us with folk music, the rhythm of the guitar and the typical peruvian “cajon”. Finally, our undisputed winner was Lizbeth Vilchez who sang the theme “Our secret”, an iconic and classic peruvian waltz, a 30 year-old song but timeless.
In the category of dance presentations, we had three groups and two people who danced individually. Among them we saw “Huaylas moderno”, a nice Andean traditional dance; we also saw the dance of Anaconda, which comes from the Forest and the “Festejo”, Afro-Peruvian dance, which ultimately won the contest, represented by our agent: Alfonso Mori.
We also conducted our classic decoration contest. We were pleasantly surprised by three types of decorations: From the coast, we were surprised by the famous “tapadas limeñas”, traditional clothes for women, some “sailor dances”, with Pisco and rice pudding tasting. From “La Sierra”, the mountain area of Peru, other teams showed its typical clothing: skirts and “chullos”, caps, made of splendid fabrics; we were delighted by corn and cheese tasting and we danced to the beat of classic “huaynos serranos”. Last but not least we were introduced to the Jungle, with typical dances and tasting of “juanes”, a traditional Peruvian dish, and fried banana.
There is no doubt that our team exceeded the expectations in every way this year. Our employees worked on the event for several weeks, putting a big effort into their presentations.
Upon completion of the activities, we all enjoyed a delicious lunch, pleased to have spent a great day of friendship.