Peru Event & Entertainment Calendar

Throughout the year countless cultural festivities, religious ceremonies and processions, food fairs, local music festivals and even military parades are celebrated in Peru. Recently the country as well became increasingly popular with international artists that not only visit to see Peru’s principal attractions but also give concerts for their Peruvian fans. And over the past years Peru additionally developed a vivid motor sports scene with regular (off-road) racing events and turned into a recognized venue for international conferences. Adding to that exhibitions, theater, ballet and cinema presentations and events in bars and restaurants there is actually something on for everyone nearly every day. While most big happenings are in and around Lima, lots of festivals, religious celebrations, and events are in other Peruvian cities and in the provinces.

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Festive Days

Special days on which Peru celebrates including non-religious public holidays and national days

31
Dec
2022
Saturday, 31 December 2022 - Sunday, 01 January 2023
Just like in many other countries around the globe, the New Year’s Day is a public holiday in Peru and celebrated on January 1. Festivities to welcome the New Year start on the evening of December 31.
18
Jan
2023
Wednesday, 18 January 2023
On January 18 Lima, the Peruvian capital, celebrates its birthday with a wide variety of cultural and artistic festivities around town.
14
Feb
2023
Tuesday, 14 February 2023
Just like in numerous countries around the globe, on February 14 Peru celebrates Valentine’s Day, the day of love, romance and passion.
01
May
2023
Monday, 01 May 2023
As in many countries around the globe, Peru commemorates the labor movement and the achievement of workers’ rights on May 1.
14
May
2023
Sunday, 14 May 2023
Mother’s Day in Peru is celebrated on the second Sunday in May; and Peruvians are extremely enthusiastic about honoring and praising their moms dedicating themselves to make this day extra special.
25
May
2023
Thursday, 25 May 2023
Each year on May 25, Peru celebrates the Peruvian Clown Day in honor of José Alvarez Vélez, better known as Tony Perejil, a popular clown who died on that day in 1987.
07
Jun
2023
Wednesday, 07 June 2023
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.
28
Jul
2023
Friday, 28 July 2023
Fiestas Patrias, Peru’s National Holidays, are probably the most important and most enthusiastically celebrated event of the year in Peru.
29
Jul
2023
Saturday, 29 July 2023
As part of the official celebrations of Peru’s National Holiday, the Fiestas Patrias, on July 29 the Great Military Parade of Peru is held in Lima in honor of the Peruvian Armed Forces and National Police of Peru.
18
Jan
2024
Thursday, 18 January 2024
On January 18 Lima, the Peruvian capital, celebrates its birthday with a wide variety of cultural and artistic festivities around town.

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