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Peru

Holidays & Observances in Peru

Peru is a Spanish-speaking country in western South America. It is a country with many different cultural influences. The indigenous people of Peru, including the Incas, were greatly diminished by the arrival of the Spanish, but their culture still defines the country’s identity along with Spanish and some African culture. Religiously, most Peruvians are Christian, and the Christian holidays are celebrated throughout the country. Those celebrations are sometimes mixed with traditions from indigenous festivals and religious celebrations. One traditional Incan celebration called Inti Raymi is still celebrated each year.

 

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Labour Day Labour Day / May Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs