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Happy Independence Day Peru! // July 28th

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Happy Independence Day Peru! // July 28th

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Each July 28th, Peru celebrates the anniversary Jose de San Martín’s proclamation of independence in Lima’s Plaza de Armas, and on the 29th, honors its Armed Forces and National Police.  It’s one of the year’s most important holidays!

In Lima, the first day begins with a 21-cannon salute and the raising of the flag, a Te Deum at the Lima Cathedral, and the president’s address to Congress regarding the state of the nation. The following day is the Great Military Parade and, during election years, the new president is sworn in.

[Click below to check out a] list of 10 ways to celebrate Fiestas Patrias in Lima!