festivals

FESTIVALS

This calendar will allow you to plan your trip knowing the festivities that take place in Peru. These are some of the most important festivities, but there are more. Ask us about your travel dates and we will recommend you the best season for your trip, based on your preferences.

MARINERA FESTIVAL

It is a national Marinera competition that is carried out every year. The performance is done by a pair which comprises of various graceful choreography styles.

Fecha: 12 - 27 of January

Lugar: Trujillo

The VIRGIN OF THE CANDELARIA FESTIVAL

This celebration is held in Puno with more than 140 dance groups, over 40,000 dancers and 12,000 musicians within Peru participating.

Date: 31 of January to 8 of February

Location: Puno

CARNIVALS

The Carnivals are very popular all around the regions of Peru. All the residents join together to participate on the music and dancing contest.

Date: February

Location: Peru

ICA FESTIVAL

Ica offers visitors a fun show that begins with the harvest of grapes. All men and women come together to participate in the popular grape crushing.

Date: February

Location: Ica

Easter Week

It is celebrated in all regions in Peru by holding a procession to honour the Saints and Gods. It is an event where families reunite together with their traditions, food and music.

Date: March/April.

Location: National

QOYLLUR RITI (STAR SNOW FESTIVAL)

Qoyllur Riti (Star Snow Festival) is a religious and spiritual festival. A group of people hike along the highest point of the mountain to reach and worship the Baby Jesus.

Date: May

Location: Cusco

CORPUS CRISTI (BODY OF CHRIST FESTIVAL)

Fifteen saints and virgins participate on several processions to arrive to the Cathedral to pay their respect to the body of Christ. It is also well known for its typical dishes ¨chiri uchu”.

Date: June

Location: Cusco

SAINT JOHN FESTIVAL

It’s a symbolic ceremony to renew the faith in the figure of Saint John the Baptist. Men and women cleanse themselves at waters of the lakes and rivers. ¨Juane¨ is a common dish.

Date: 24 of June

Location: Amazon/Jungle

INTI RAYMI

It is one of the most celebrated event in Cusco. It is a ceremony that re-enacts what was once celebrated by the Inca Empire to honour the god Inti (Sun).

Date: 24 of June

Location: Cusco

VIRGIN DEL CARMEN OF PAUCARTAMBO

The festival of Virgen del Carmen in Paucartambo Cusco, is a celebration that unites many parishioners and visitors from all over the world.

Date: 15 of July

Location: Cusco

Independence day

This is a patriotic celebration held all around Peru to remember the Declaration of Peru´s Independence held on July 28th 1821.

Date: 28 & 29 of July.

Location: Peru

Arequipa´s anniversary

On August 15th, Arequipa´s anniversary is the main attraction within the city with artisanal exhibitions, dancing and an international competition where people climb Mount Misti.

Date: 15 of August.

Location: Arequipa

Lord of Miracles

This festival attracts many devotees and believers that consider the saint to be a saint miracles where it´s statue/image remains the same, where most devotees dress in purple.

Date: October

Location: Lima

Creole Song Day

Creole music is one of Peru´s most celebrated music which was introduced in the 1940s and has long been celebrated with converts, public and private parties.

Date: 31 of October

Location: Lima

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