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As part of the activities for the celebration of the Bicentennial of Peruvian Independence in 2021, the Peruvian Ministry of Culture and the national postal service Serpost, presented during a ceremony held in Lima’s famous Casa de Correos y Telégrafos, the old central post office in the city center, a new series of postage stamps and postmarks, which pays...
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerOctober 22, 201848140100
01 and 02 November
As so many other religious festivities in the country the celebration of All Saints’ Day (Día de Todos los Santos Vivos) and All Souls’ Day (Day of the Dead - Día de los Difuntos) is a mixture of Christians elements brought to Peru by the Spanish conquerors and ancient indigenous traditions.
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinUpdatedOctober 20, 201836870100
First half of June
In the first half of June members of four Quechua communities high in the Peruvian Andes about 180 km (110 miles) from Cusco come together to ceremonially cut the ropes of the Q’eswachaka bridge, the last remaining traditional Inca rope bridge, let it fall into the Apurimac river below and then rebuilt it by hand in a 3-day ceremony...
Since 2010 Wikimedia, the movement behind the free internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, organizes the public photo competition around cultural heritage monuments “Wiki Loves Monuments”. And for the 3rd year now Peru is one of the 40 countries all over the world that participates.
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201829040100
May / June – 50th day after Easter
Christians around the globe commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus on the 50th day after Easter during the Pentecost celebrations. In Peru the most enthusiastic and vibrant Pentecost festivities can be found in Ollantaytambo in the Urubamba Valley located about 70 km (45 miles) northwest of Cusco.
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201823950100
Mid- to late-April
Each year around mid- to late-April the National Association of Breeders and Owners of Peruvian Paso Horses (ANCPCPP) organizes the Concurso Nacional Oficial del Caballo Peruano de Paso (National Peruvian Paso Horse Competition), one of the two most important horse competitions of the country in Mamacona near Pachacamac, about 30 km (19 miles) south of Lima – the other...
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201821210100
March 19 is Saint Joseph’s Day, the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, who is believed to have been a carpenter or craftsman in wood or even metal. In his memory countries around the globe pay homage to artisans and craftsmen on this day.