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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.


Country Observances

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