The main streets of the Municipality of Tiahuanaco were filled with music, dance and song in homage to the Apostles Saint Paul and Saint Peter. The villagers were in charge of loading the images that the procession went through. The Mayor, Ing. Flabio Merlo Maydana together with a delegation led the ceremonial acts.  The day began with the thanksgiving mass. Mayor Merlo invited to follow the experience of the church based on the actions of Peter and Paul and to have a relationship of faith promotion to all the baptized and believers in Jesus Christ. Mayor Flabio Merlo together with a delegation led the ceremonial acts This devotion is justified, according to Mayor Merlo. “We are from Tiahuanaco; therefore, we have monoliths in this place, after a resistance and the rebellion of the ancient culture, which were groups that positioned themselves in this place, ”says the municipe. The residents were pleased because more and more young people and children join the celebration, which guarantees that the tradition is perpetuated through the new generations. The ceremonial rituals of the festivities of San Pedro and San Pablo, in Tiahuanaco, have been taking place for many years, dating back to the 19th century, carrying out different ceremonies in honor of the commemoration of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Simon Peter and Paul. The investigation analyzes the comparative organization between localities, referencing the data, religious events and clothing used in these acts that contribute to being a reference of the religious tourist destinations of the city of Tiahuanaco, in the investigative field observation sheets were made among the inhabitants who know and live the festivities. According to the memoirs of some scholars, it would have begun in colonial times as a result of a slave ship from New Guinea that arrived by accident at the Ecuadorian and Bolivian coast. This would explain that the celebration represents two republics that in principle are “enemies”, the Republic of San Pedro of the government of the blacks and the Republic of San Pablo conformed by the government of the whites.

With native dances they celebrate San Pablo and San Pedro in Tiahuanaco