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Clowning around - Peru's clowns celebrate national day

Peru, Lima
May 26, 2019 at 04:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of clowns dressed in colourful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima on Saturday for Peruvian Clown Day.

The group paraded through the centre singing and performing tricks, with locals invited to join in.

The Cultural Association of Clowns and Circus Performers of Peru (ACPACP) marches on 25 May every year in honour of Jose Alvarez Velez.

Velez, or Tony Perejil, died on that day in 1987. Dubbed the 'Clown of the poor', he was known for performing in impoverished areas of the country and raising money for local communities.

Peruvian clowns started celebrating Peruvian Clown Day in 2006.

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Hundreds of clowns dressed in colourful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima on Saturday for Peruvian Clown Day.

The group paraded through the centre singing and performing tricks, with locals invited to join in.

The Cultural Association of Clowns and Circus Performers of Peru (ACPACP) marches on 25 May every year in honour of Jose Alvarez Velez.

Velez, or Tony Perejil, died on that day in 1987. Dubbed the 'Clown of the poor', he was known for performing in impoverished areas of the country and raising money for local communities.

Peruvian clowns started celebrating Peruvian Clown Day in 2006.

M/S Child dressed as clown, Lima

C/U Child dressed as clown

C/U Child dressed as clown

W/S Parade of hundreds of clowns celebrating clown day

W/S Parade of hundreds of clowns

C/U Clown making faces

M/S Parade of hundreds of clowns

M/S Clown taking photographs of the parade

W/S Parade of hundreds of clowns

SOT, Mitchel Ascarruz Dioses, Tipitin clown (Spanish): "Today we are celebrating the day of the Peruvian clown on May 25 here in Lima, Peru."

M/S Clowns celebrating

W/S Parade of hundreds of clowns

M/S Clown with his son disguised as a clown

M/S Clowns taking photograph

SOT, Mitchel Ascarruz Dioses, Tipitin clown (Spanish): "Being a clown for us is a passion, it is a trade and a profession."

W/S Clowns singing

C/U Female clown

M/S Clowns disguised as characters of dragon ball

W/S Parade of hundreds of clowns

W/S Parade of hundreds of clowns

M/S Clowns dancing

M/S Child dressed up as a clown

C/U Child dressed up as a clown

M/S Clown character crying

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