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Pukllay is Quechua meaning of "play," and is the name of a traditional festival held in central andes, also known as Pujllay. Examples: Pukllay or Pujllay of Andahuaylas (Apurimac-Peru), Qatun Pukllay of Huancavelica (Peru), Pujllay of Tarabuco (Sucre-Bolivia). The word "play" refers to either the coulds or the blossoms "playing" in the winds of the end of the rainy season and thus harvesting time... The Bolivian Pujllay is also connected to the Christian Carnival and the celebration of a battle won over the Spaniards - hence the appropriation of the Spanish helmets and spurs one can still see in the ritual dance...

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