The Huaconada is a ritual dance that is represented in the Mito District, province of Concepción, Junín region. This dance is executed the first days of January each year and features characters who represent a masked man called Huacón prominent nose and gives name to the dance. These huacones represent an ancient council of elders and during the days when you run the dance, become the highest authority of the town of Mito. The Huacón also carries a whip in his hand, which is called "thundering." The Huaconada runs tinya pace with an Indian drum.
The Mito Huaconada was declared cultural heritage of the Nation on December 23, 2003, by the then National Institute of Culture of Peru, later on November 16, 2010 was proclaimed the Intangible Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.