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ICTYS: Call for the XIX National Nativity Contest 2023 begins

On the occasion of the month of the artisan, last Tuesday, March 21st the launch of the XIX National Nativity Contest “Christmas is Jesus” 2023 was held in the main auditorium of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism – MINCETUR.

Vice Minister of Tourism of MINCETUR, Madeleine Burns.

Vice Minister of Tourism of MINCETUR, Madeleine Burns.

The event was attended by MINCETUR Vice Minister of Tourism, Madeleine Burns, who expressed her joy at the uninterrupted support through the National Directorate of Handicrafts. She also pointed out that this year she was doing it as a co-organizing institution.

Our brother Javier Leturia, director of ICTYS, highlighted in his greeting that Madeleine Burns had accompanied them since the first Birth Contest held in 2005.

Later on, the orchestra with popular instruments “Qallay” from the “José María Arguedas” Higher National School of Folklore performed, conducted by maestro Fredy Castilla, who premiered the official theme of the Contest entitled “Kajammarca” by composer Diego Chui. Valentine. You can listen to the song here.

Attendees of the launch of the XIX National Birth Contest 2023.

Attendees of the launch of the XIX National Birth Contest 2023.

At another time, Juan Valencia Villanueva, winner of the Contest in the last edition held in December of last year, took the floor. He expressed his joy and surprise at having obtained first place and invited the artisans of Peru to be part of this Contest.

There were also experts and promoters of traditional arts such as Claudio Mendoza, Head of the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions “Luis Repetto Málaga” of the IRA; Estela Miranda, Director of the National Museum of Peruvian Culture, members of the jury, as well as artisans from different regions.

From the date the call to participate in the XIX National Birth Contest “Christmas is Jesus” 2023 begins until Friday, October 13th. For more information you can enter this link where you will find the rules of the contest.