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Opening Hours in Peru

Holidays, Carnival and local fiestas are all big events in Peru, celebrated with an openness and a great gusto that gives them enormous appeal for visitors.

Public holidays and festivals

Peruvians love any excuse for a celebration and the country enjoys a huge number of religious ceremonies, festivals and other local events. Cusco in particular, is a great place for both Christian celebrations and for Inca festivals like Inti Raymi in June, Warachicuy in September(School Ciencias).

In October, Lima, and especially its suburb of La Victoria, takes centre stage, with processions dedicated to Our Lord of Miracles, in memory of the ever-present earthquake danger. Carnival time (generally late Feb) is lively almost everywhere in the country, with fiestas held every Sunday - a wholesale licence to throw water at everyone and generally go crazy. It's worth noting that most hotel prices go up significantly at fiesta times and bus and air transport can be fully booked days in advance.

Opening hours

Public holidays, Carnival and local fiestas are all big events in Peru, celebrated with an openness and a great gusto that gives them enormous appeal for visitors. The main national holidays take place over Easter, Christmas and during the month of October, in that order of importance. Be aware, though, that during public holidays, Carnival and even the many local fiestas everything shuts down: banks, post offices, information offices, tourist sites and museums. It is worth planning a little in advance to make sure that you don't get caught out


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