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Peru celebrates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary with masses and colorful processions
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower October 30, 2018 1205   0   1   0   0  

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08 December
As much of the Catholic world Peru celebrates the Day of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th as a public holiday.
On All Saints' Day and the Day of the Dead Peru celebrates the Living and the Dead with a mixture of ancient indigenous and Christians elements
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower October 22, 2018 3260   0   1   0   0  

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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.
The Festival Señor de Choquekillka in Ollantaytambo (Pentecost festivities) is a great example of the merging of Catholic traditions and beliefs with ancient Andean customs and rituals
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower May 29, 2018 2405   0   1   0   0  

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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.
San Pedrito festival in Chimbote, Peru; photo: andina
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower May 23, 2018 2938   0   1   0   0  

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29 June
Christians around the globe celebrate St. Peter and St. Paul’s day on June 29. In Peru this day is a public holiday on which mainly the faithful in coastal communities and cities honor these two saints in special masses and processions.
Easter celebrations in Peru are a quite traditional affair with some ancient customs mixed; here the procession of El Señor de los Temblores in Cusco on Holy Monday; photo: Andina
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower May 12, 2018 2224   0   1   0   0  

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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.
Celebrations of the Virgen of Chiquinquira in Caraz, Huaylas near Huaraz in Ancash, Peru
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20 January
Each January 20 the small town of Caraz, Huaylas near Huaraz in Ancash celebrates the town’s patron saint, the Virgin of Chiquinquirá, a title for the Virgin Mary in South America which derives from a portrait of Mary made in the small Colombian town of Chiquinquirá on a rustic piece of cotton cloth which miraculously recovered its colors and...
Three Wise Men celebrations or the Bajada de los Reyes in Ollantaytambo in the Sacred valley near Cusco; photo: Wayqui
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower April 22, 2018 1531   0   1   0   0  

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06 January
Every year on January 6 Peruvians, just as many other Christians, commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men or Three Kings at Jesus’ manger bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Cross of Chalpon - Cruz de Chalpon
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin April 10, 2018 912   0   1   0   0  

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05 August
Each year around August 5, the citizens of Motupe, a small town about 80 km (50 miles) north of Chiclayo in the Lambayeque region, and worshippers from across the country pay homage to the Cross of Chalpon with a large pilgrimage festival.
Sondor Raymi in Andahuaylas, Apurimac
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin April 09, 2018 1886   0   1   0   0  

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Around 18 or 19 June
Also known as Festival del Sol de Chanka (Chanka Sun Festival) or the Chanka Epic, the Sondor Raymi Festival in Andahuaylas in the region of Apurimac is an reenactment of the origins of the Chanka people, an ethic group inhabiting the area between 1200 and about 1400.
Corpus Christi in Cusco
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin April 09, 2018 2812   0   1   0   0  

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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.
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