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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

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Labour Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity