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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Labor Day in Peru
As in many countries around the globe, Peru commemorates the labor movement and the achievement of workers’ rights on May 1.
Date : Monday, 01 May 2023
Pentecost - Festival Señor de Choquekillka in Ollantaytambo
Christians around the globe commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus 50 days after Easter with the Pentecost celebrations. In Peru the most enthusiastic and vibrant Pentecost festivities can be found in Ollantaytambo in the Urubamba Valley.
Date : Sunday, 28 May 2023