Published on : Saturday, July 19, 2014
Every year, Peru celebrates its independence day on July 28 to commemorate the anniversary of Peru’s independence from Spanish rule in the year 1824.
The Peruvian independence was first declared in 1821 by the Argentine liberator, General Jose de San Martin but absolute independence was gained only in 1824. On the Independence Day of Peru, every citizen pays tribute to the great patriots like Tupic Amaru, Pumacahua, Aguilar, and Micaela Bastidas, for all the sacrifices they made in order to re-instate the country’s independence.
Interestingly the Peruvian independence is celebrated for two days with both days declared national holidays.
Usually, both the days involve a lot of fun and merriment.
The festivities in Peru begin with the president’s speech to the nation, followed by hoisting of the flag, military parades, bullfights and fireworks.
Besides, there are also exhibitions and fairs held on the Peruvian Independence Day, where national products and indigenous foods and crafts are displayed and sold.
In various parts of Peru, the day is also celebrated with agricultural and livestock fairs.
This year, Peru’s domestic tourism is expected to post a growth ranging from two percent to three percent over the upcoming Independence Day holiday weekend as said by José Miguel Gamarra, Peruvian Deputy Tourism Minister.
The other senior officials noted that, this period represents a strong travel volume for citizens than Easter week holidays as they prefer to make air travels rather than a road trip.
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