Public Holidays in Lima - Peru

Public Holidays in Lima - Peru Public Holidays in Lima - Peru
For the Years 2012 to 2018

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.

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...

Public Holidays in Peru for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

 Holiday   2014   2015   2016   2017 
New Years Day01/01/201401/01/201501/01/201601/01/2017
Maundy Thursday17/04/201302/04/201524/03/201613/04/2017
Good Friday18/04/201403/04/201525/03/201614/04/2017
Easter20/04/201405/04/201527/03/201616/04/2017
Labour Day01/05/201401/05/201501/05/201601/05/2017
Saint Peter & Saint Paul29/06/201429/06/201529/06/201629/06/2017
Peruvian Independance Day28/07/201428/07/201528/07/201628/07/2017
Peruvian Independance Day29/07/201429/07/201529/07/201629/07/2017
Saint Rose of Lima30/08/201430/08/201530/08/201630/08/2017
Battle of Angamos08/10/201408/10/201508/10/201608/10/2017
All Saints Day01/11/201401/11/201501/11/201601/11/2017
Immaculate Conception08/12/201408/12/201508/12/201608/12/2017
Christmas25/12/201425/12/201525/12/201625/12/2017
  • Guest (karen d hardings)

    when are the school holidays for 2015 in lima peru

  • Actually school holidays in Lima depend on the school. At the beginning of each school year the school announces the holidays. Generally speaking the school year starts at the beginning of March and ends around mid-December. Summer vacations are from mid-December to the end of February. Most schools have 1 week off at the beginning of May, 2 or 3 weeks holidays in July / August around Peru's Independence Day and another week in October.

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