There are 13 public holidays in Peru in 2023, four of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, an important Christian holiday commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the Washing of the Feet. It falls on April 6, 2023.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday and falls on April 9, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
St. Peter and Paul's Day
The Feast of St. Peter and Paul, observed on June 29, 2023, commemorates the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Saint Peter was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. Saint Paul was not one of the Twelve Apostles, but he was a Christian apostle who spread the teachings of Jesus in the first century.
Independence Day, observed on July 28 and July 29, 2023, commemorates the day when Peru gained its independence. On July 28, 1821, General San Martín proclaimed Peru's independence. In Peru, the two days together are called Fiestas Patrias, one of the most important celebrations of the year.
Santa Rosa de Lima
Santa Rosa de Lima was born in Lima on April 20, 1586, and devoted her life to God and started to pray and fast secretly when she was young. She died on August 27, 1617, at 31. Pope Clement X canonized her as a saint in 1671. Her feast day was celebrated on August 30, 2023.
Battle of Angamos
The holiday, observed on October 8, 2023, was a naval battle between the navies of Chile and Peru at Punta Angamos on October 8, 1879. The battle became a decisive moment in the War of the Pacific between Chile and the allied countries of Peru and Bolivia. The battle was a complete success for the Chilean Navy.
All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2023, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.
The holiday is observed on December 8, 2023, and it celebrates the Virgin Mary has been free of original sin from the moment of her conception.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Peru in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Maundy Thursday||Apr 06, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 09, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|St. Peter and Paul's Day||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Jul 28, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day Holiday||Jul 29, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Santa Rosa de Lima||Aug 30, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Battle of Angamos||Oct 08, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|All Saints' Day||Nov 01, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Immaculate Conception||Dec 08, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Peru in 2023.