This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Peru. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Observance

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Public holiday

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Public holiday

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

June 7 Friday Flag Day (Español) Observance

Commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Arica (7 June 1880) and the sacrifice of Alfonso Ugarte.

June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Third Sunday in June in many countries

June 24 Monday Inti Raymi Day Observance

A religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti, one of the most venerated deities in Inca religion.

June 29 Saturday Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Public holiday

A liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul

July 28 Sunday Independence Day Public holiday

Celebrations of Peru's independence from the Spanish Empire.
July 28, in commemoration of Peru's independence won by José de San Martín.

July 29 Monday Independence Day (day 2) Public holiday

Celebrations of Peru's independence from the Spanish Empire.
July 29, in honor of the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru.

August 30 Friday Santa Rosa De Lima Public holiday

That day Catholic church honors Saint Rose of Lima which is the primary patroness of Peru and the indigenous natives of Latin America.

September 24 Tuesday Armed Forces Day Observance

The day in honor of the military forces, the feast of the Virgin of Mercy, patroness of the Armed Forces.

October 8 Tuesday Battle of Angamos Public holiday

Anniversary of the naval encounter of the War of the Pacific fought between the navies of Chile and Perú at Punta Angamos in 1879.

November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

November 2 Saturday All Souls' Day Observance

Christians typically remember deceased relatives on this day.

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Peru in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Peru. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Observance

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Public holiday

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Public holiday

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

June 7 Friday Flag Day (Español) Observance

Commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Arica (7 June 1880) and the sacrifice of Alfonso Ugarte.

June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Third Sunday in June in many countries

June 24 Monday Inti Raymi Day Observance

A religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti, one of the most venerated deities in Inca religion.

June 29 Saturday Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Public holiday

A liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul

July 28 Sunday Independence Day Public holiday

Celebrations of Peru's independence from the Spanish Empire.
July 28, in commemoration of Peru's independence won by José de San Martín.

July 29 Monday Independence Day (day 2) Public holiday

Celebrations of Peru's independence from the Spanish Empire.
July 29, in honor of the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru.

August 30 Friday Santa Rosa De Lima Public holiday

That day Catholic church honors Saint Rose of Lima which is the primary patroness of Peru and the indigenous natives of Latin America.

September 24 Tuesday Armed Forces Day Observance

The day in honor of the military forces, the feast of the Virgin of Mercy, patroness of the Armed Forces.

October 8 Tuesday Battle of Angamos Public holiday

Anniversary of the naval encounter of the War of the Pacific fought between the navies of Chile and Perú at Punta Angamos in 1879.

November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

November 2 Saturday All Souls' Day Observance

Christians typically remember deceased relatives on this day.

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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