The city of Lima was
founded January 18, 1535 by the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. In this
date the anniversary is celebrated with diverse civic, cultural and artistic
activities, as the "pasacalle", a great popular march, parade with
dancers that represent diverse folkloric dances; music concerts and folkloric
National Competition of the Peruvian
"Caballo de Paso"
Carried out in an enclosure very near the archaeological location of Pachacámac. The main Peruvian
breeders of the famous horse attend to
this contest, with their best horses, to participate in the competition that has
different categories. Besides the competition a festival of folkloric show,
marinera (Peruvian dance) dance and creole Peruvian food is presented.
Anniversary of Perú
July 27 to 29
It is a celebration in
the whole national environment. Outstanding in Lima the celebrations of the
government's official acts, the school parades and the Great Military Parade (29
In this week that coincides with the mid-term school vacations,
they are given in Lima big artistic, sport shows, theatre plays, classic and
folkloric music concerts, circuses, commercial fairs, etc. During this week a
great flow of internal tourism takes place in Perú.
Festivity of Santa Rosa de
that commemorates Santa Rosa de Lima; pilgrimages to the town Santa Rosa de
Quives, near the city of Lima, place in which the saint lived during her
childhood; a great pilgrimage of thousands of devote to the church and sanctuary of Santa Rosa.
Festivity of "Señor de los
October 18 to 28
is the most important feast with tradition and devotion of the whole
Perú. Hundred of thousands of devote to the Señor de los Milagros
carry out processions the days 18, 19 and 28. Their faithful devotes use to wear
a purple habit during the whole month of October, for what is denominated the
"purple month" to October. In this feast it is
traditional to try the delicious "Turrón de Doña
Pepa", exquisite sweet from Lima.
The traditional journey
of these processions is carried out by the streets of the Historical Center of Lima, beginning and
finishing in the Church of the Nazarenas.
When the procession reaches the Main Square, generally receives the greeting of
the Mayor of Lima, the Archbishop of Lima and of the President of the Republic.
Feria Taurina del Señor de los
Is carried out
every Sunday in the Plaza de Acho,
bullfights, here the best Spanish, Peruvian, Mexican and bullfighters of other
countries participate with livestock confinements of the best farms. In the
international taurine enviroment, this fair occupies an important place. During
the fair, it is disputed like maximum prize to the best one the "El
Escapulario de Oro del Señor de los Milagros"
Day of the Creole Song
Big public shows with the
best Creole music interpreters and groups of Perú.
Festivity of San Martin of Porres
Religious feast, pilgrimages and processions of the devote and
faithful ones of San Martín de Porres.