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Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201894260100
End of March / beginning of April
Around the globe the celebration of Easter, so the commemoration of Jesus’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection from the dead, is the most important festivity in the yearly calendar for Christians; Peru, where over 80% of the population is catholic and another more or less 12% evangelic protestant, is no exception.
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinUpdatedOctober 20, 201867980100
Each year between April 29 and May 2 Arequipa celebrates its patron saint, the Virgin of Chapi with the largest religious festivity in the area. About 250,000 worshippers from across the country and abroad make a pilgrimage to her sanctuary at that time either walking for 15 hours or more through the night, joining later or arriving by car...
With the insight of high-end travel companies that “keep their ears on their clients’ interests and their eyes on the adventures”, the prestigious business magazine Forbes compiled a list of the Top 10 Coolest Cities in the World which they recommend visiting in 2018.
International Schools Colleges SunflowerUpdatedJuly 31, 201923290100
The Colegio Peruano Aleman Max Uhle is an official German school abroad (Deutsche Auslandsschule) in Arequipa. The school follows the German and Peruvian curriculum offering all grades from Kindergarten up to the Peruvian and German diploma.
International Schools Colleges SunflowerUpdatedJuly 31, 201968780100
The Colegio Anglo Americano is a nonprofit private school in Arequipa promoted by the Asociación Educacional Anglo Americana Prescott. The school follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) education program and has about 1200 students.
For nearly two weeks now some areas in central and southern Peru including the coastal regions are heavily affected by extreme weather conditions. Excessive rainfalls in regions were usually no or little rain occurs and long torrential downpours in the highlands, caused numerous extremely destructive so-called huaicos.
Already in July 2016 the Peruvian steelmaker Acero Arequipa temporarily closed its production plant in Arequipa suspending 120 workers due to not being able to compete with cheap Chinese imports. The plan was to reopen the plant as soon the market climate and economic conditions improve. Now however the company decided to suspend production in Arequipa permanently as the...