Peru Information, Guidelines & General Advice

Peru is a very diverse country with a rich culture that reflects literally in all aspects of life. As a travel destination the possibilities are endless when you take the time to not only focus on the well-known main attractions and consider discovering the country and the people. Peru Telegraph is much more than a news portal and our aim is to provide important information also for the traveler, visitor and resident to make your stay much easier, safer and enjoyable. The Peru Info section will help you find well researched guidelines, advices and basic knowledge. We love to share our ample experience of the country to help you with the daily difficulties you might encounter...
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Peruvian Coffee Day - Día del Café Peruano; photo: Marca Peru
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4th Friday of August
As so many other national products, coffee has its own day of celebration in Peru. Since 2008 the last Friday of August is dedicated to Peruvian coffee and promoted with tastings, fairs and special offers.
On June 7 each year Peru celebrates Flag Day in honor of the brave men who fought in the Battle of Arica in 1880 during the War of the Pacific against Chile
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07 June
On June 7 each year Peru celebrates its National Flag Day honoring the brave men that tried to protect Peruvian territory and the Peruvian flag on that day in 1880 during the Battle of Arica, one of the most important encounters of the War of the Pacific between Peruvian forces and the mighty, well equipped Chilean enemy. ...
How to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate and a Criminal Background Check in Peru
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Foreigners, who have lived or are still living in Peru, as well as Peruvians quite often have to provide a police clearance certificate or a criminal background check for example when applying for a new job in Peru or abroad, when applying for a resident visa in other countries, when getting a degree or even when driving a vehicle...
National Ceviche Day in Peru - the country celebrates its most famous dish
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28 June
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.
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
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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.
Peru celebrates the diversity of its native languages and cultural traditions on the Day of the Native Languages
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27 May
Already since 1975 each year on May 27 Peru, a megadiverse country that unites multiple peoples and indigenous tribes, cultural traditions and languages within its borders, proudly celebrates the Day of Native Languages.
On Peruvian Clown Day Peru celebrates its clowns and other circus artists while honoring José Alvarez Vélez, better known as Tony Perejil or the Clown of the Poor
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25 May
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.
San Pedrito festival in Chimbote, Peru; photo: andina
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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.
Marinera dance performance with Peruvian Paso Horse; photo: Marca Peru
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Mid- to late-April
Each year around mid- to late-April the National Association of Breeders and Owners of Peruvian Paso Horses (ANCPCPP) organizes the Concurso Nacional Oficial del Caballo Peruano de Paso (National Peruvian Paso Horse Competition), one of the two most important horse competitions of the country in Mamacona near Pachacamac, about 30 km (19 miles) south of Lima – the other...
How to obtain a Peruvian driver's license
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Visitors who come to Peru as tourists or on any other short-term temporary visa can drive with their national driver’s license in Peru for up to 183 days. To be prepared for all eventualities it is however recommended to apply for an international driving license in your home country before visiting Peru, this way avoiding language barriers and discussions...
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