Latinamerica Collection
Peruvian Festivals And Events

• Mid January: anniversary of the city of Lima, a whole week of celebrations.

• First week of February: "Virgen de la Candelaria" festival in Puno, a lavish folkloric festivity. Carnival festivals are organized in different parts of the country.

• April 15th to 22nd: Holy Week in Ayacucho, the most impressive and typical of the religious festivals celebrating Easter.

• First week of June: Celebration of Corpus Christi in Cusco and Cajamarca, with magnificent processions.

• June 24th: The "Inti Raymi" or Festival of the Sun in Cusco, a ceremony of Inca origin held on the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman. During the same week in June, Cusco celebrates its anniversary with parades.

• July 16: Paucartambo (Cusco): "Virgen del Carmen" festival.

• July 27th, 28th and 29th: Independence Day celebrations throughout the country, including school and military parades.

• August 15th to 22nd: Arequipa: Festivities to celebrate the Spanish foundation of the city

• August 15th: Patron saint day celebrations in several towns.

• August 21st: Cañete, festival of black art, songs and dances.

• August 30th: Saint Rose, Patron Saint of Lima.

• End of September: Trujillo: Spring festival, with parades, dances (marinera), waltzes, and typical music of the Peruvian coast.

• October: Lima: Lord of the Miracles procession. Bullfighting season takes place during the second half of the month (Plaza de Acho ring).

• November 1st: All Saints' Day.

• First week of November: Puno: Evoking the legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo in Lake Titicaca.