Peru Calendar 2013
Peru is both alluring and ancient. The Machu Picchu, architectural remnants of the mighty Incas, is one of the greatest achievements in the world, earning it a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. One can say that this site is largely touristy, and for the right reasons. But there is more to this 500-year old city in the heavens and its home country than meets the eyes.
New Year – Peru follows the Gregorian calendar, and celebrates the first day of the year with joyous anticipation and loads of pomp.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Good Friday – Peruvian Catholics commemorate this day as the death of their Savior on the cross.
Friday, 29 April 2013
Domingo de Pascua
Easter – Christians in Peru rejoice as their Savior is risen on the third day after his crucifixion.
Sunday, 31 April 2013
Primero de Mayo
Labor Day – As much of Peru is agricultural, the laborers’ contribution to the economic welfare of the country is recognized on this day.
Monday, 1 May 2013
Día de San Pedro y San Pablo
Saint Peter and Saint Paul holiday – This day in the Peru calendar 2013 is celebrated by the people of Peru every year in June. Saint Peter is the patron saint of fishermen and that’s why the most beautiful parades are made in fishing villages. People gather every year in great numbers to see the parades held in fishing cities or villages, where people decorate boats with Saint Peter`s image and build a special altar that floats on water. The boats are decorated with shells, seaweed and different flowers that grow on or under the water.
Saturday, 29 June 2013
The Peruvian National Holiday or the Fiestas Patrias peruanas – This day in the Peru calendar 2013 is a celebration of Peru`s independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821. People commemorate the man who made all of this possible, José de San Martín on July 28, and on July 29 they honor of the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru.
Sunday, 28 July 2013
Santa Rosa de Lima Day – Another great holiday in the Peru calendar 2013 is the Saint Rose of Lima Day. This holiday is held in the City of Lima and Quives on the 30th of August. Saint Rose of Lima was the name given to a lady called Isabel Flores de Oliva the lived in the 17th century. This lady spent all her life taking care of the sick and giving hope to other people. On this day Peruvians celebrate by organizing festival and pilgrimage in her name.
Friday, 20 Agusut 2013
Día de las Fuerzas Armadas del Perú
The Armed Forces Day – This day honors the armed forces of the country and is celebrated with public speeches and military parades.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Batalla de Angamos
The Battle of Angamos – This day memorializes the naval battle fought in October 8, 1879. A fierce battle has started during the naval stage of the War of the Pacific. The Peruvian navy held out bravely against the other forces.
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Día de Todos los Santos
All Saints’ Day – Like all other Christian nations around the world, Peruvians consider Todos los Santos a national holiday. On this day in the Peru calendar 2013, relatives pay respects to their dead, clean their graveyards, and offer food and prayers.
Friday, 1 November 2013
La Inmaculada de Concepción
Immaculate Conception Day – This is the day when the Virgin Mary was thought to have been conceived. Peruvians, much like the rest of their South American neighbors, are devout Marians.
Sunday, 8 December 2013
Christmas Day – Peru joins the rest of the Christendom in the celebration of the birth of their savior.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Peru Holidays in 2013. .!!