The following table highlights the annual national holidays in Peru. Some of the holidays, such as Holy Week (a moveable feast) and Christmas, are celebrated throughout much of the world, while others are unique to the Peruvian calendar.
In an effort to increase internal tourism, the Peruvian government announces a number of días no laborales (non-work days) at the start of each year (eight in 2012). These days normally fall immediately before or after a national holiday, creating extended holiday periods. Peruvians are often on the move during these breaks, and transport and accommodation prices tend to rise. Travelers should consider making advanced reservations for bus journeys and flights, as well as for hostel and hotel rooms, during the major holiday periods.
For all major festivals and events in Peru, see Peru Month by Month
National Holidays in Peru
|January 1||New Year's Day||Año Nuevo|
|March/April||Maundy Thursday||Jueves Santo|
|March/April||Good Friday||Viernes Santo|
|May 1||Labor Day||Día del Trabajador|
|June 29||St. Peter and St. Paul Day||Día de San Pedro y San Pablo|
|July 28 and 29||Independence Day||Día de la Independencia (Fiestas Patrias)|
|August 30||St. Rose of Lima Day||Día de Santa Rosa de Lima|
|October 8||Battle of Angamos||Combate de Angamos|
|November 1||All Saints' Day||Día de Todos los Santos|
|December 8||Immaculate Conception||Inmaculada Concepción|
|December 25||Christmas Day||Navidad|