Even though people had been living in the area for thousands of years, Lima celebrates its birthday with a wide range of cultural and artistic festivities around town on January 18, the day the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the colonial city in 1535.
While public celebrations already start the day before at the Plaza de Armas in Lima's historic city center with the "Gran Serenata de Lima", the official festivities take place on Lima's birthday.
Find more information about Lima's birthday in our article "Anniversary of Lima".
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Peruvian Flag Day
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.
Date : Wednesday, 07 June 2023
Corpus Christi celebration in Cusco
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Date : Thursday, 08 June 2023
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