Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Peru. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|13 Apr||Thu||Maundy Thursday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|1 May||Mon||Labor Day|
|29 Jun||Thu||St. Peter and St. Paul|
|28 Jul||Fri||Independence Day|
|29 Jul||Sat||Independence Day Holiday|
|30 Aug||Wed||Santa Rosa de Lima|
|8 Oct||Sun||Battle of Angamos|
|1 Nov||Wed||All Saints' Day|
|8 Dec||Fri||Immaculate Conception|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
The government of Peru issues a statement at the end of each year through the Ministry of Labor declaring what days are official holidays for the following year. Most of the government rulings concerning public holidays are made through official decrees. The decrees are published in a national publication each year.
In these decrees, it is stated that employees of the government are entitled to the national holidays off and all government offices are closed on these days. The government encourages businesses in the private sector to honour these holidays with a day off. Payment for holidays outside of the government sector is at the option of the employer through the work contracts.
Since 2006, the government of Peru has begun to give the day prior to the holiday off to employees and has encouraged the private sector to follow suit. They believe that by extending the holidays for an extra day it will encourage local tourism and benefit the overall economy.
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