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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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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
30
May
2021
Sunday, 30 May 2021
On May 30 is National Potato Day in Peru – the day each year to pay homage and celebrate one of the most important food crops in the world originating in Peru.
31
May
2021
Monday, 31 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.
03
Jun
2021
Thursday, 03 June 2021
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.
07
Jun
2021
Festive Days
Monday, 07 June 2021
To honor the brave men that tried to protect Peruvian territory and the Peruvian flag on June 7, 1880 during the Battle of Arica, one of the most important encounters of the War of the Pacific between Peruvian forces and the Chilean enemy, Peru celebrates each year the National Flag Day.
15
Jun
2021
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Since 2006 Peru pays homage to Andean music by celebrating the Día de la Canción Andina, the Day of Andean Song each year on June 15.
24
Jun
2021
Thursday, 24 June 2021
Each year on June 24, a few days after the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, the largest and most important festival of the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun, is celebrated in Cusco.
28
Jun
2021
Monday, 28 June 2021
A large part of Peru’s heritage and national identity is reflected in the countries diverse cuisine. So it’s no wonder that Ceviche, also spelled Cebiche, which is considered Peru’s national dish, has its very own national day on June 28 of each year.