Peru celebrates the Day of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th as a public holiday.
The celebrations of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary (Inmaculada Concepción or Dia de la Purísima Concepción) differ from region to region and even from community to community in Peru; but expect masses and colorful processions throughout the country.
Most enthusiastically are festivities in Cusco where ancient Andean traditions merge with the Catholic celebrations and local music and dances, traditional food and drinks accompany the Christian procession.
Read more about this special religious feast day in our article "Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary"
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