Late February, early March Carnival in Peru is a cheerful and joyful event. A typical ritual is the so called yunza, when a big tree is planted on the main square of the city and is covered with presents.
Couples dressed in traditional clothing dance around this yunza. Each couple tries in turn to chop down the tree while dancing. The couple succeeding to let the tree fall will be responsible for the organisation of the yunza for the following year.
During the festive weeks people throw constantly water to each other or try to spray shaving cream on each other. Everyone is in a party mood for several weeks!