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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

Religion

Religious festivities, celebrations and processions

Festive Days

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

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.
01
May
2021
Festive Days
Saturday, 01 May 2021
As in many countries around the globe, Peru commemorates the labor movement and the achievement of workers’ rights on May 1.
01
May
2021
Saturday, 01 May 2021
Each year between April 29 and May 2 - with the central day being May 1 - Arequipa celebrates its patron saint, the Virgin of Chapi with the largest religious festivity in the area.
03
May
2021
Monday, 03 May 2021
The Festival of the Crosses, also known as Cruces de Mayo (May Crosses Festival), was introduced to Peru by the Spaniards and is celebrated in Peru mostly in towns in the Andean highlands on May 3.
09
May
2021
Sunday, 09 May 2021
Mother’s Day in Peru is celebrated on the second Sunday in May; and Peruvians are extremely enthusiastic about honoring and praising their moms dedicating themselves to make this day extra special.
23
May
2021
Sunday, 23 May 2021
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.
25
May
2021
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Each year on May 25 Peru celebrates the Peruvian Clown Day in honor of José Alvarez Vélez, better known as Tony Perejil, a popular clown who died on that day in 1987.
27
May
2021
Thursday, 27 May 2021
Peru celebrates the diversity of its native languages and cultural traditions on the Dia de las Lenguas Originarias