Peru celebrates some 3,000 festivals a year. Most of them are held in homage to a patron saint and are part of the Christian calendar adopted in colonial times, although they have blended with the magical beliefs of ancient forms of worship.
These religious festivals occur alongside pagan celebrations dating back to ancestral myths in native communities in the jungle, as well as dozens of festivals created over the following centuries. Peru's festivals form a radiant rainbow, whose colors blend with sounds, textures and a vigorous theatrical concept aimed at reinventing history and producing a celebratory synthesis of Man and the Earth goddess, the Pachamama.
Peru National Holidays
- 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