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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Cybersecurity Basics for Travelers to Peru
Peru Advice & Security Series Part 12 TinTinTinTin Updated April 27, 2018 1047   0   1   0   0  
As technical and physical cyber defenses become more robust and effective, individuals have become the increasingly weak link in the security chain. This weakness is exploited by malicious actors through threats like phishing. No matter the technology that a company installs, a data breach or ransomware attack is only one click away.
Celebrations of the Virgen of Chiquinquira in Caraz, Huaylas near Huaraz in Ancash, Peru
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower Updated October 20, 2018 675   0   1   0   0  

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20 January
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 which derives from a portrait of Mary made in the small Colombian town of Chiquinquirá on a rustic piece of cotton cloth which miraculously recovered its colors and...
Three Wise Men celebrations or the Bajada de los Reyes in Ollantaytambo in the Sacred valley near Cusco; photo: Wayqui
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower Updated October 20, 2018 1770   0   1   0   0  

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06 January
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.
New Year's Eve traditions and celebrations and New Year in Peru
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower Updated October 20, 2018 9240   0   1   0   0  

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01 January
Just like in many other countries around the globe, the New Year’s Day is a public holiday in Peru and celebrated on January 1. Festivities to welcome the New Year start on the evening of December 31.
Anniversary of Lima - The city celebrates its birthday on January 18, the day the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the colonial city in 1535
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin Updated October 20, 2018 1417   0   1   0   0  

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18 January
Even though people had been living in the area for thousands of years and developed the countryside into a green oasis with extensive fields and fruit plantations, Lima celebrates its birthday on January 18, the day the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the colonial city in 1535.
Domestic workers in Peru - rights and obligations for employer and empleada, salary, bonuses and benefits, social security and more; photo: Andina
Legal Stuff SunflowerSunflower Updated October 25, 2018 1648   0   1   0   0  
While in many first world countries an unaffordable luxury, in Peru having a so-called empleada (domestic worker) that does your cleaning, laundry, cooking, watching the children or even driving you around is quite common and for middle and upper-class Peruvians and foreigners still affordable.
Anniversary of Arequipa
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin Updated October 20, 2018 4324   0   1   0   0  

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15 August
Founded by the Spaniard Garcí Manuel de Carbajal on August 15 in 1540, Arequipa celebrates its anniversary each year enthusiastically with festivities throughout the month of August.
Cross of Chalpon - Cruz de Chalpon
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin Updated October 20, 2018 1114   0   1   0   0  

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05 August
Each year around August 5, the citizens of Motupe, a small town about 80 km (50 miles) north of Chiclayo in the Lambayeque region, and worshippers from across the country pay homage to the Cross of Chalpon with a large pilgrimage festival.
Sondor Raymi in Andahuaylas, Apurimac
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin Updated October 20, 2018 2106   0   1   0   0  

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Around 18 or 19 June
Also known as Festival del Sol de Chanka (Chanka Sun Festival) or the Chanka Epic, the Sondor Raymi Festival in Andahuaylas in the region of Apurimac is an reenactment of the origins of the Chanka people, an ethic group inhabiting the area between 1200 and about 1400.
Corpus Christi in Cusco
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin Updated October 20, 2018 7020   0   1   0   0  

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May / June
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.
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