Peru Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Peru or officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean
  • In Peru, 80% (or more) of the population over 12 years old described themselves as Catholic
  • Amerindian festivities which were celebrated since pre-Columbian times are also widespread throughout the nation
  • Public sector entitled day off on public holidays and government offices will close on this date
  • Government encourage private sector to provide employees day off on public holidays.
  • Premium pay for employees who require to work on public holidays is subject to their employment contract with employer
  • Government of Peru will announce next year’s public holiday in the end of current year.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Año Nuevo) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
13 AprThursMaundy Thursday (Jueves Santo) - Commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels
14 AprFriGood Friday (Viernes Santo) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
1 MayMonLabour Day (Día del Trabajo) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
29 JunThursSaint Peter and Saint Paul (Día de San Pedro y San Pablo) - A liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul
28 JulFriIndependence Day (Día de la Independencia) - Fiestas Patrias. Commemoration of Peru's independence won by José de San Martín from the Spanish Empire.
29 JulSatIndependence Day Holiday - Honor the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru
30 AugWedSanta Rosa de Lima (Día de Santa Rosa de Lima) - Patroness of Lima, Peru, the Americas and the Philippines, was born on the 20th of April 1586 at the hospital 'Espiritu Santo' in Lima
8 OctSunBattle of Angamos (Combate de Angamos) - It was a naval encounter of the War of the Pacific fought between the navies of Chile and Perú at Punta Angamos, on 8 October 1879
1 NovWedAll Saints Day (Día de Todos los Santos) - Is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown
8 NovFriImmaculate Conception Day (Inmaculada Concepción) - Celebrates the solemn belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Navidad) - Christian celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day - Año Nuevo
17 AprThursMaundy Thursday - Jueves Santo
18 AprFriGood Friday - Viernes Santo
1 MayThursLabour Day - Día del Trabajador
29 JunSunSaint Peter and Saint Paul - Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
28 JulMonIndependence Day - Fiestas Patrias
29 JulTueIndependence Day Holiday - Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru
30 AugSatSanta Rosa de Lima - Patron saint of Lima
8 OctWedBattle of Angamos - Combate de Angamos
1 NovSatAll Saints Day - Día de Todos los Santos
8 NovMonImmaculate Conception Day - Inmaculada Concepción
25 DecThursChristmas Day - Navidad

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day - Año Nuevo
2 AprThursMaundy Thursday - Jueves Santo
3 AprFriGood Friday - Viernes Santo
1 MayFriLabour Day - Día del Trabajador
29 JunMonSaint Peter and Saint Paul - Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
28 JulTueIndependence Day - Fiestas Patrias
29 JulWedIndependence Day Holiday - Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru
30 AugSunSanta Rosa de Lima - Patron saint of Lima
8 OctThursBattle of Angamos - Combate de Angamos
1 NovSunAll Saints Day - Día de Todos los Santos
8 NovTueImmaculate Conception Day - Inmaculada Concepción
25 DecFriChristmas Day - Navidad

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day - Año Nuevo
24 MarThursMaundy Thursday - Jueves Santo
25 MarFriGood Friday - Viernes Santo
1 MaySunLabour Day - Día del Trabajador
29 JunWedSaint Peter and Saint Paul - Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
28 JulThursIndependence Day - Fiestas Patrias
29 JulFriIndependence Day Holiday - Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru
30 AugTueSanta Rosa de Lima - Patron saint of Lima
8 OctSatBattle of Angamos - Combate de Angamos
1 NovTueAll Saints Day - Día de Todos los Santos
8 NovThursImmaculate Conception Day - Inmaculada Concepción
25 DecSunChristmas Day - Navidad
26 DecMonChristmas Day (observed) - Navidad

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
29 MarThursMaundy Thursday (Jueves Santo)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Viernes Santo)
1 MayTueLabour Day (Día del Trabajador)
29 JunFriSaint Peter and Saint Paul (Feast of Saints Peter and Paul)
28 JulSatIndependence Day (Fiestas Patrias)
29 JulSunIndependence Day Holiday (Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru)
30 AugThursSanta Rosa de Lima (Patron saint of Lima)
8 OctMonBattle of Angamos (Combate de Angamos)
1 NovThursAll Saints Day (Día de Todos los Santos)
8 DecSatImmaculate Conception Day (Inmaculada Concepción)
25 DecTueChristmas Day (Navidad)

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