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Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201830510100
Already in the 17th century Pope Clemente X designated August 30 to Saint Rose of Lima, the patron saint of Lima, Peru, the Americas and the Philippines. And to the present this day is a public holiday in Peru honoring the devoted and selfless patroness.
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201835640100
Festivals in honor of the Virgen del Carmen are celebrated in various regions in Peru on or around July 16. The festivities include processions, street parades with traditional and indigenous dances, music, colorful costumes and lots of Peruvian food and drinks. Some festivals feature reenactments of events in Peruvian history.