Clown Day in Lima - Peruvian Clown Day
Each year on May 25 Peru celebrates the Peruvian Clown Day in honor of José Alvarez Vélez, better known as Tony Perejil, a popular clown who died on that day in 1987.
Until this day many citizens of Lima remember the humble, benevolent and entertaining clown that made people laugh even in the worst situations in nostalgia and perhaps as well with a little regret.
So, each year on his day of death hundreds of professional clowns from all over the country come to Lima and parade through the historic city center in colorful costumes and wigs, large clown shoes and painted faces. They are joined by other circus artists.
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