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Throughout the year countless cultural festivities, religious ceremonies and processions, food fairs, local music festivals and even military parades are celebrated in Peru. Recently the country as well became increasingly popular with international artists that not only visit to see Peru’s mains attractions, but also give concerts for their Peruvian fans. And over the past years Peru additionally developed a vivid motorsports scene with regular (off road) racing events and turned into a recognized venue for international conferences. Adding to that exhibitions, theater, ballet and cinema presentations as well as events in bars and restaurants there is actually something on for everyone nearly every day. While most big happenings are in and around Lima, lots of festivals, religious celebrations and events are in other Peruvian cities and in the provinces.

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Indigenous cultural celebrations and festivals, Peruvian art & craft fairs, circus performances, lifestyle events, contemporary cultural happenings

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Special days on which Peru celebrates including non-religious public holidays and national days

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06
Dec
2020
Sunday, 06 December 2020
Museos Abiertos (Open Museums), an initiative of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture that allows Peruvians and foreign residents to visit more than 50 public museum, archaeological sites and historical places throughout the country free of charge each first Sunday of the month, continues in 2020.
08
Dec
2020
Tuesday, 08 December 2020
As much of the Catholic world Peru celebrates the Day of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th as public holiday.
06
Jan
2021
Wednesday, 06 January 2021
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.
18
Jan
2021
Monday, 18 January 2021
On January 18 Lima, the Peruvian capital, celebrates its birthday with a wide variety of cultural and artistic festivities around town.
20
Jan
2021
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
The Town of Caraz, Huaylas near Huaraz in Ancash
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.
06
Feb
2021
Food & Drink
Saturday, 06 February 2021
Pisco Sour – Peru’s National Drink – has its own day of celebration on the first Saturday of February.
14
Feb
2021
Sunday, 14 February 2021
Just like in numerous countries around the globe, on February 14 Peru celebrates Valentine’s Day, the day of love, romance and passion.
19
Mar
2021
Friday, 19 March 2021
Each year around March 19, the small beach town of Las Delicias located about 9 km (5.5 miles) south of the city of Trujillo celebrates the Feria de San José in honor of its patron Saint Joseph.
19
Mar
2021
Friday, 19 March 2021
Since 2008 Peru celebrates on March 19, Saint Joseph’s Day, its nearly 73,000 in the National Artisan Register (RNA) inscribed and countless non-registered artisans and craftsmen with the Dia del Artesano Peruano, the Day of the Peruvian Artisan.
04
Apr
2021
Sunday, 04 April 2021
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 is no exception.