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The South American country of Peru celebrates National Pavilion Day on Wednesday morning at the World Expo Park in Shanghai.
Peruvian territory was home to the Norte chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America.
The rich cultural traditions have resulted in a wide diversity of expressions in fields such as art, cuisine, literature and music. Let's stop by the Peru Pavilion to find out more.
The Republic of Peru declared independence in 1831, on July 28th, which makes Wednesday the 189th National day of the country. The celebrations taking place on the expo stage echo the nationwide celebrations thousands of kilometers away in Peru.
|The South American country of Peru celebrates National Pavilion Day on Wednesday|
morning at the World Expo Park in Shanghai.
Located in Zone C of expo park, the Peru Pavilion takes the theme of "the Factory of the Food, the Womb of City."
Peru's symbolic historic heritage - that is the mysterious Inca city Machu Picchu -- is often refereed to as "The Lost city of the Incas." The Incas started building the estate around AD 1400 but it was abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.