When planning a vacation to Peru you may wish to include Peruvian
holidays in your itinerary. There are Peruvian holidays and festivals
throughout the year, with those in June and July in Cuzco being the most
popular with tourists.
Among other holidays, Peru celebrates the widely known holidays like
Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter, Christmas and New
Years, but most of the celebrations are for a particular saint. Most of
these saints are a combination of Catholic and Andean religious
Peru celebrates some 3,000 festivals a year. These are some of the most
vibrant in the Americas and a highlight of virtually any visit.
The festivals in Peru have different motives. Some are religious
celebrations honoring Christ, the Virgin Mary and the patron saints. In
these are solemn processions like the Holy week in Ayacucho or the
procession of the Lord of the Miracles in Lima. Other motives are
celebrations for the harvests, the spring season and the carnivals.
In rural areas of the country, where life can be extremely difficult and
poverty is widespread, these festivals are appropriate escapes for many
Peruvians to enjoy. The food is abundant as well as the alcoholic
drinks, usually chicha, a drink made from fermented maize. It is amazing
the variety of intrincated handmade costumes as well as the impressive
masks exhibiting in some festivals.
Peru is a wonderful holiday destination that can offer a wide range of
activities, places and entertainment to suit your personal taste. For
example if you are looking for an adventure holiday then Peru would be
an excellent choice as it can offer a wide range of activities from
trekking in the Andes to cruises along the Amazon river.
Holidays packages, Peru has several festivals due to it is a
multicultural country and are held throughout the Peruvian territory,
including their festivals are religious ceremonies, festivals and local
the procession of the Lord of the Miracles in Lima