Holidays in Peru…2019 Calendar

Cusco loves a parade…check your travel dates against the 2019 holiday calendar and see if you will be around for a celebration.

DateHoliday NameBrief Description
January 1New Years DayNew Year’s Day
January 6Three Wise Men DayKnown as Reyes Magos in Peru
March 3CarnavalesA day celebrated with beautiful costumes and parades all over Peru.
April 14Palm SundayKnown as Senor de los Milagros in Peru – marks the beginning of Easter
April 15Lord of the TremorsCelebrated here in Cusco and known as Senor de los Temblores, it honors the statue of the black Jesus who is said to have saved the city of an earthquake.
April 18 & 19Maundy Thursday and Good FridayKnown as Jueves Santo and Viernes Santo: part of Semana Santa: Holy Easter Week.
April 21Easter SundayKnown as Pascua in Peru
May 1Labor DayAnnual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers – important to us to celebrate our “Green Machine”
May 12Mother’s DayHonoring all the mothers out there!
June 20Corpus ChristiCelebrating the body of Christ
June 23 and 24Inti RaymiInti Raymi is the Festival of the Sun and celebrated in Cusco. It is a huge celebration here with some of the activities seen best with a ticket and guide. We can help organize for you, but do not do Inti Raymi tours ourselves.
June 29Dia de San Pedro y San PabloDay of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
July 28 and 29National Independence DayKnown as Fiestas Patrias. All of Peru celebrates with lots of parades, waving the flag of Peru.
August 30Santa Rosa de LimaCelebrates the Patron Saint of Lima.
October 8Battle of AngamosCommemorates the naval battle between Peru and Chile in 1879.
November 1All Saints’ DayJoins Catholic countries all over the world in celebration.
November 2All Souls’ DayA day of alms giving and prayers for the dead.
December 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionCelebrating Mary’s immaculate conception.
December 24Christmas EveThe celebration begins, business’s start closing.
December 25ChristmasCelebrating the birth of Jesus.
December 31New Year’s EveEnjoy fireworks and music on the last day of the year.

 

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