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

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03
May
2020
Sunday, 03 May 2020
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.
10
May
2020
Sunday, 10 May 2020
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.
24
May
2020
Sunday, 24 May 2020
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.
25
May
2020
Monday, 25 May 2020
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
2020
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Peru celebrates the diversity of its native languages and cultural traditions on the Dia de las Lenguas Originarias
30
May
2020
Saturday, 30 May 2020
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.
07
Jun
2020
Festive Days
Sunday, 07 June 2020
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.
11
Jun
2020
Thursday, 11 June 2020
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.
15
Jun
2020
Monday, 15 June 2020
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.
28
Jun
2020
Sunday, 28 June 2020
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.