Saint Rose of Lima, the patron saint of Lima, Peru, the Americas and the Philippines has her own public holiday where the devoted and selfless patroness is honored.
Celebrations in honor of Santa Rosa are most enthusiastic in Lima. Each year on August 30, a huge number of followers visit the Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose in Lima, and thousands of faithful and worshippers take part in the religious celebrations and festivities in her honor. In the historic city center of Lima, a huge procession from the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo, where Santa Rosa found her last resting place, to the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas takes place.
Read more about her biography in our article "Santa Rosa de 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
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.
Date : Thursday, 08 June 2023
Date : Thursday, 29 June 2023