Clowning around - Peru's clowns celebrate national dayMay 26, 2019 at 04:12 (GMT) · 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.