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File ID20190525-053
PublishedMay 26, 2019 at 04:12 (GMT)
UpdatedMay 26, 2019 at 09:46 (GMT)
Duration02:31
Aspect Ratio16:9
Lima, Peru

Clowning around - Peru's clowns celebrate national day

May 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.

File ID20190525-053
PublishedMay 26, 2019 at 04:12 (GMT)
UpdatedMay 26, 2019 at 09:46 (GMT)
Duration02:31
Aspect Ratio16:9
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