Public Holidays in Peru

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Public holidays in Peru list. Below are National public holidays in Peru .

Public holidays in Peru
Public holidays in Peru

These are Peru public holidays, national days observed nationwide in Peru as declared by the Federal government or the supreme authority of the country.

Comprehensive list of public holidays celebrated in Peru with dates (which may varies) and concise information on the origin or cause and meaning of holidays.


Peru is the third-largest country in South America. It is a South American country that is home to a section of the Amazon rainforest as well as Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. Lima, Peru’s capital, is located on the arid Pacific coast and has a well-preserved colonial center as well as important collections of pre-Columbian art.

At the end of each year, the Peruvian government issues a statement declaring which days are official holidays for the following year. The majority of government decisions concerning public holidays are made through official decrees, which are published annually in a national publication.

According to these decrees, government employees are entitled to national holidays off, and all government offices are closed on these days.

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Since 2006, the Peruvian government has given employees the day before the holiday off, and the private sector has been encouraged to do the same. They believe that extending the holidays by one day will boost local tourism and benefit the economy as a whole.

Peru’s land area is slightly smaller than that of the state of Alaska. It is bordered by Ecuador and Colombia on the north, Brazil and Bolivia on the east, Chile on the south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.

Public Holiday

A public holiday, national holiday, or better still legal holiday, is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.

Sovereign nations and territories like Peru observe holidays based on events of significance to their history, such as the National Day.

The public holidays are generally days of celebration or commemoration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration.

Public holidays can fall on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar and others.

Peru Public Holidays

In the Peru , a federal holiday is a calendar date that is recognized and designated by the federal government of the Peru as a holiday.

Every year on a Peru public holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed, stock market trading may usually be suspended, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday as well.

Institutions, such as banks, businesses, and schools may be closed on public holidays. In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed concurrently with federal public holidays.

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Below are the list of upcoming official Peru public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

Holidays in Peru

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Apr 01: Maundy Thursday

Apr 02: Good Friday

May 01: Labour Day

Jun 24: Inti Raymi

Jun 29: Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Jul 28: Independence Day

Jul 29: Independence Day Holiday

Aug 30: Santa Rosa de Lima

Oct 08: Battle of Angamos

The Battle of Angamos holiday in Peru is always celebrated on October 8th and marks the commemoration of a naval battle with Chile that took place in 1879.

Battle of Angamos

Nov 01: All Saints’ Day

Dec 08: Immaculate Conception Day

Dec 25: Christmas Day

*Meanwhile, if a non-working public holiday in Peru happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

Peru public holidays listed above

We hope that this list of public holidays in Peru gives you an idea of which work-free days there is, being a citizen of Peru or a visitor or probably checking to know which date is which.