The Peruvian Public Holidays are a very interesting mixture between the common internationally known and celebrated days (like New Year, Easter and Christmas), many Christian Holidays worshipping different Saints and also occurrences of military importance in the past like the famous Battle of Angamos (from 1879) and of course the "Fiestas Patrias" with two days dedicated to the celebration of the announcement of independence of Peru on the 28th of July 1821 by Jose de San Martin.
Happy National Day, Peru!
Military Parade in the course of the celebretions of Peru's National Day
Church of Saint Rose
Saint Rose of Lima
Beautiful garden belonging to the church and sanctuary of Saint Rose
Please have a look at our Feasts & Festivals in Lima page for more information on festivities in Lima.
Apart from the below mentioned official days, there are many more local celebrations in different regions and cities of Peru with some sort of "Public Holiday" character – Many times a good excuse for escaping school and work...