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Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinUpdatedOctober 20, 201831220100
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...
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201841510100
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, 201871150100
May / June
Around the globe the Christian community celebrates Corpus Christi, so the Eucharist being the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, 9 weeks after Easter. While this religious festival is celebrated throughout the country, the most enthusiastic and spectacular celebration is in Cusco.
Probably one of the most stunning and beautiful geological occurrences in the world can be viewed at the Rainbow Mountain which is part of the Ausangate mountains high in the Andes about 140 km (85 miles) southeast of Cusco.
Even though distances in Peru are large, inter-regional flights between cities in the country are rare. Travelers usually have to detour via Lima to get from one Peruvian destination to another making getting around Peru more expensive, time-consuming and inconvenient. This now slowly but surely changes.
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201834180100
May / June - during full moon prior to Corpus Christi
Held each year during the full moon before Corpus Christi (May / June), the Qoyllur Rit'i is the largest pilgrimage in the Andean region taking tens of thousands participating worshippers to the sanctuary of the Señor de Qoyllur Rit’i (Lord of the Snow Star), the highest sanctuary of the world located 4,800 m (nearly 16,000 ft) above sea level...
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.