Peru Festivals

 

 

Peru's festival calendar

Festival

Description

Place

Dates

Surrenders of Sticks

The power in a stake

Cusco

January 1

The Visit of the Wise Men

Folkloric and religious festival

Ollantaytambo

January 6

Typical Births

Exhibitions of typical birth in churches and homes of Cusco

Cusco

Until January 6

The Chiaraje

A ritual battle

Canas

January 20

Carnivals

Party for happiness

Cusco

February and/or March

Lord. of Tremors

The brown Christ and the crimson flower

Cusco

The second part of March and the first week of April

Cruz Velacuy

Party of the crosses and Andean spirit

Cusco

May and/or June

Qoyllur Rit'i

The biggest indigenous pilgrimage in America

Quispicanchis

The first week of May

Festival of Ollantay Raymi

Staging of Ollantay drama, dances and typical dishes

Ollantaytambo

The first part of June

Inti Raymi

The Inca festival of the Sun

Cusco

June 24

Corpus Christi

The steps of the saints and the virgins

Cusco

June

Virgin of the Carmen

Mamacha Carmen

Paucartambo

The second week (15-16) of July

Corpus of Santiago

A religious festivity

Cusco

July 25

Corpus of Santa Ana

A religious festivity performed in the chapel of Santa Ana

Cusco

July 26

Corpus of San Cristobal

A religious festivity performed in the chapel of San Cristobal

Cusco

August 2

Warachikuy

Dramatisation of Warachikuy in Sacsayhuaman

Cusco

August and/or September

Corpus of Almudena

A religious festivity celebrated in the church of Almudena

Cusco

September 8

Lord of Huanca

Pilgrimages and agriculture fairs

San Salvador

September 14

Corpus of San Jeronimo

A religious festivity celebrated in the district of San Jeronimo

Cusco

September 30

Virgin of the Rosary

Taurine fairs and preparation of Pachamancas

Quispicanchis and Canchis

October 10

All the Saints' Day

Visits to cemeteries, Preparationj of the suckling pig

Cusco

November 1 - 2

Christmas in Cusco

Time of integration and artistic splendour

Cusco

December 24-25

Santuranticuy Fair

The sale of saints

Cusco

December 24

 

Peru's national holidays include:

January 1st

New Year's Day

February

Carnavales

April

Holy Week

May 1st

Labor Day

June

Corpus Christi

June 24

Inti Raymi

June 29th

St. Peter and St. Paul Day

July 28th and 29th

Independence Day

August 30th

Santa Rosa de Lima

October 8th

Battle of Angamos

November 1st

All Saints┬┤ Day

December 8th

Inmaculate Conception

December 25th

Christmas