Festivals and events

At any given time of the year there'll be a festival somewhere in Peru, drawing people from miles around.


festival, Trujillo. An opportunity to see Marinera dancers.


In the first week of Feb, the Fiesta of the
Virgen de la Candelaria
 takes place along the shores of Lake Titicaca near the Bolivian border and features dance groups from around the region. Carnaval is held over the weekend before Ash Wednesday, and
Semana Santa
(Holy Week), which ends on Easter Sunday. Carnaval is celebrated in most of the Andes and Semana Santa throughout Peru. Accommodation and transport is heavily booked and prices rise considerably. Book tickets and make hotel bookings early.


Fiesta de la Cruz
 on 1 May is held over much of the central and southern highlands and on the coast.


, Huaraz, a week-long festival held at the beginning of the month.In Cuzco, the entire month is one huge fiesta, culminating in
Inti Raymi
, on
24 Jun
. One of Peru's prime tourist attractions. This date is also celebrated for
San Juan
in the jungle lowlands. On 29 Jun
many places on the coast celebrate
San Pedro y San Pablo


Santa Rosa de Lima
, on 30 Aug in Lima.


Spring festival, in Trujillo. An opportunity to see Marinera dancers.


Señor de los Milagros
, Lima, held on several dates throughout the month.


Todos los Santos (All Saints)on 1 Nov.


Festividad de la Inmaculada Concepción, on 8 Dec. 

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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