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Peru Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Peru public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of July 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Peru public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Peru public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Peru Juegos Panamericanos Public Holiday July 26 and 27

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian executive has extended its earlier declaration of Friday, July 26, 2019, as a one-off, half-day, non-working public holiday in Peru, on account of the upcoming Pan-American Games being held in Lima in 2019 ("Juegos Panamericanos"), by similarly declaring Saturday, July 27, 2019 as a Día no laborable non-working public holiday.
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  • May
  • 16
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  • Peru Juegos Panamericanos Public Holiday July 26

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian executive will soon issue a decree declaring Friday, July 26, 2019, as a one-off, half-day, non-working public holiday in Peru, on account of the upcoming Pan-American Games being held in Lima in 2019 ("Juegos Panamericanos").
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Peruvian 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government has gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 002-2019-PCM which amends and expands the list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2019 ("Declárese días no laborables, para los trabajadores del sector público, a nivel nacional, los siguientes").
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2018

  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Peruvian Public Holiday December 24

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government has announced that Monday, December 24 2018, would be a non-working public sector holidays in Peru.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Peruvian Public Holidays August 30-31

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government has announced that Thursday and Friday, August 30-31 2018, would be non-working public sector holidays in Peru.
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Peruvian April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government, via a tweet by its Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo (MTPE) a has ruled-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on April 30, 2018 ("El Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo informa a la ciudadanía en general que el próximo lunes 30 de abril es día laborable").
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Peruvian Public Holidays March 29-30

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government has announced that March 29 and 30, 2018, would be public holidays in Peru.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Peru Adds April 13-14 2018 Public Holidays

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian executive has issued the "Decreto Supremo Nº 022-2017-TR" declaring 2 days in April 2017 as one-off non-working public holidays in Peru, on account of the upcoming 7th Summit of the Americas ("la VII Cumbre de las Américas").
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  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Peruvian 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has released the Decreto Supremo Nº 021-2017-TR which amends and expands the list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2018 ("Declaran días no laborables compensables para los trabajadores del Sector Público, durante el Año 2018").
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  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Peruvian Papal Public Holidays In January 2018

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government has issued the "Decreto Supremo Nº 113-2017-PCM", which declares 2 non-working public holidays, on Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, 2018, on account the visit of Pope Francis in the cities of Puerto Maldonado and of Trujillo.
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  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Peru Declares FIFA Public Holiday November 16

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Peru's Ministry of Labour, Alfonso Grados, has announced that, as promised by Peruvian President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a one-off public holiday had been declared on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to allow Peruvians to celebrate the Peruvian national football team's win in today's repechage game against New Zealand, and qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Peru Mulls November 16 FIFA Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (aka. PPK), has announced that the Peruvian government would declare a one-off public holiday on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to allow Peruvians to celebrate should Peru win the, November 15, repechage game against New Zealand, and thus qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Peru Votes October 31 Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The bill introduced by Congresista Karina Beteta, to declare October 31, Reformation Day, a new paid annual non-working public holiday in Peru (con carácter de feriado no laborable) has, surprisingly, been passed at the eleventh hour by Peru's Congress in its ultimate sessions of the current legislature.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Peruvian Census Public Holiday October 22

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government has declared a public holiday on Sunday, October 22, 2017, on account of that day's national census ("Censos nacionales de Población y de Vivienda y de Comunidades Indígenas").
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  • Oct
  • 9
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  • Peruvian FIFA Public Holiday October 10

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government has declared a public holiday on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, to allow Peruvians to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match of Peru against Colombia.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Peruvian July 27 Public Holiday Clarified

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government has issued guidelines for the private sector concerning the upcoming voluntary public holiday of Thursday, July 27, 2017.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Peruvian 2017 Public Holidays Amended

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian government of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has released an amended and expanded version of its previously-released list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2017 ("feriados para sector público y privado").
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2016

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Peruvian 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays for both the private and public sectors of Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2017 ("feriados para sector público y privado").
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  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Peru Mulls October 31 Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Another bill has been introduced in Peru's Parliament, by Congresista Karina Beteta, which would make October 31, Reformation Day, a new paid annual non-working public holiday in Peru (con carácter de feriado no laborable).
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Peruvian August 29 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Alfonso Grados, has issued another communique aimed at putting an end to the social media rumours about the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, August 29, 2016, to link the upcoming annual Santa Rosa de Lima non-working public holiday of Peru, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, with the preceding weekend.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Peru Declares 3 APEC Public Holidays

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian executive has issued the "decreto supremo 059-2016-PCM" declaring 3 days in November 2016 as one-off non-working public holidays in Peru, on account of the upcoming 24th meeting of the leaders of the APEC countries ("Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia Pacífico").
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Peruvian May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, has issued another communique squashing the social media rumours about the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, May 2, 2016, on account of the annual, May 1st, non-working public holiday in Peru, falling on a Sunday.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Peruvian 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays for both the private and public sectors of Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2016 ("feriados para sector público y privado").
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  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Peruvian 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Earlier today, Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, issued communique ruling-out the declaration of one-off non-working public holidays in Peru to adjoin the annual Peruvian public holidays for Christmas or the New Year ("Hasta el final del año ya se han dado los feriados que tenían que haber").
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Peruvian October 1-2 Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, has issued a communique squashing the social media rumours about the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on October 1 and 2, 2015.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Peru IMF Public Holiday October 9

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Peruvian executive has issued a decree announcing that Friday, October 9, 2015, had been declared as a one-off public holiday in Peru, on account of the upcoming IMF and World Bank Summit.
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  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Peruvian Bank Holiday July 27

    Banco Central de Reserva del Perú (Lima) - Peru's Central Bank (Banco Central de Reserva del Perú) has announced that it had declared Monday, July 27, 2015, as a one-off bank holiday in Peru, in line with the recent Peruvian Government's declaration of Monday, July 27, 2015, to link the annual July 28-29 "Fiestas Patrias" with the preceding weekend.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Peruvian Public Holidays July 25-29

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Late last night, Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, issued a retraction on his earlier communique ruling-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, July 27, 2015, to link the annual July 28-29 "Fiestas Patrias" with the preceding weekend, by announcing that Monday, July 27, 2015, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru.
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Peruvian July 27 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, has issued a communique ruling-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, July 27, 2015, to link the annual July 28-29 "Fiestas Patrias" with the preceding weekend ("No va a ser feriado largo este 27 de julio").
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2014

  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Peruvian 2015 Public Holidays Extended

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru, only days after it had released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays for both the private and public sectors of Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2015, has issued the "Decreto Supremo DS N° 073-2014-PCM" which declares Friday, January 2, 2015, as a one-off nationwide non-working public holiday in Peru ("Se declara no laborable a nivel nacional el 2 de enero 2015 para trabajadores del sector público y privado").
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  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Peruvian 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays for both the private and public sectors of Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Peru Mulls December 9 Public Holiday

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo del Perú (MTPE) - Peru's Ministra de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo, Ana Ethel del Rosario Jara Velásquez, has announced that it had not come to a final decision concerning the possibility of declaring Tuesday, December 9, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on account of the COP20.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Peru May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo del Perú (MTPE) - Peru's Ministra de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo, Ana Ethel del Rosario Jara Velásquez, has announced that, once again, contrary to widespread rumours, Friday, May 2, 2014, would not be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru.
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  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Peru 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays for both the private and public sectors of Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Peru January 27 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Peru's Ministra de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo, Nancy Laos Cáceres, has announced that contrary to last-minute rumours to the contrary, Monday, January 27, 2014, would not be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru.
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2013

  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Peru Public Holiday October 7

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The Government of Peru has confirmed that, as per the terms of the "Decreto Supremo Nº 123-212 -PCM" issued last January, and despite subsequent amendments to this decree, Monday, October 7, 2013, would be a non-working public sector holiday ("declaró el 7 de octubre como día no laborable").
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Peru 2013 Public Holidays Amended

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Late last night, the government of Peru issued an executive order (Decreto Supremo N° 062-2013-PCM) which amends the previously-announced list of public sector holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Peru 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Late last night, the government of Peru issued an executive order (Decreto Supremo No. 123-2012-PCM) which declares 9 additional public sector holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Peru ASPA Public Holidays Gazetted

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has issued and gazetted the Decreto Supremo 100-2012-PCM which clarifies the extent of the observance of the recently-announced October 1 and 2, 2012, one-off public holidays, declared on account of the upcoming ASPA Summit (Cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de América del Sur y Países Árabes).
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Peru ASPA Public Holidays Also For Private Sector

    Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Lima) - Peru's Ministry of Exports and Tourism (MINCETUR) has announced that the recently-announced ASPA public holidays on October 1 and 2, 2012, would also extend to the Peruvian private sector.
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Peru ASPA Public Holidays October 1 and 2

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Following a request by Peru's Ministry of Exports and Tourism (MINCETUR), the Peruvian Chief of Cabinet, Juan Jiménez Mayor, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, October 1 and 2, 2012, had been declared as one-off public holidays, on account of the upcoming ASPA Summit (Cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de América del Sur y Países Árabes).
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Peruvian Additional Public Holidays Could Be Officialized

    Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Lima) - Peru's Ministry of Exports and Tourism (MINCETUR) has petitioned the Peruvian Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros (PCM) to systematize (institucionalización) the declaration of one-off bridge and other additional non-working public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Peru 2012 Public Holidays Clarified

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Following last month's executive order (Decreto Supremo No. 099-2011-PCM) declaring 8 additional public sector holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2012, the government of Peru has issued a clarification as to the significance of the February 13-14, 2010, public holiday in Peru.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Peru 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has issued an executive order (Decreto Supremo No. 099-2011-PCM) declaring 8 additional public sector holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2012.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Peru Declares 4 Electoral Public Holidays

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has issued an executive decree (Decreto Supremo) which declares the 4-day period from Friday, June 3, until Monday, June 6, 2011, inclusively, as public holidays on account of the electoral second round on June 5.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Peru Rules Out May 3 Regional Public Holiday

    Los Andes (Puno) - The honorary prefect of Peru's region of Puno, Víctor Urviola Garrido, has announced that the annual, May 2, regional public holiday, would not be moved to May 3rd, despite the declaration of May 2 as a national day-in-lieu public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Peru Declares March 18 Mourning Holiday

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has issued an executive decree (Decreto Supremo) which declares tomorrow, Friday, March 18, 2011, a national day of mourning for the victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
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  • Mar
  • 6
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  • Peru 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has issued an executive order (Decreto Supremo No. 019-2011-PCM) declaring 5 additional public sector holidays for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Peru Cancels February 16 Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has announced that the one-off public holiday on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, had been canceled due to the postponement of the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of South America and Arab Countries (ASPA).
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Peru Declares February 7 Regional Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The governor of Peru's Province of Puno, Víctor Urviola Garrido, has signed and released a decree declaring Monday, February 7, 2011, as a regional non-working public holiday in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Candelaria.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Peru Declares February 16 Public Holiday

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has declared a one-off public holiday on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, on account of the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of South America and Arab Countries (ASPA) being held in Lima on that date.
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2010

  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Peru To Announce New Holiday On July 30

    Panamericana (Lima) - The leader of Peru's Iglesia Alianza Cristiana y Misionera, Reverend Miguel Bardales, has announced that Peru's President, García Pérez, has promised that he would soon sign a decree making July 30 an annual holiday for thanksgiving (Acción de Gracias).
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Peru Confirms 5-Day Public Sector Holidays

    La República (Lima) - The Peruvian government has confirmed that the Peruvian public sector would be on holidays from Wednesday, July 28, until Sunday, August 1, 2010, on the occasion of this year's Fiestas Patrias.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Peru Declares May 21 Regional Public Holiday

    Radio Nacional del Perú (Lima) - The regional government of Peru's northern department of Piura has declared Friday, May 21, 2010, as a one-off public holiday on account of the signing of the contract for the local hydroelectric works known as the Proyecto Especial de Irrigación e Hidroenergético del Alto Piura (Pehiap).
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Peru 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - The government of Peru has declared 4 additional public sector holidays for 2010, on June 28, July 30, December 24 and December 31.
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Peru Declares February 8 Regional Public Holiday

    Los Andes (Puno) - The Honorary Prefect of Puno, Victor Urviola Garrido, has declared Monday, February 8, 2010, a one-off regional public sector holiday on account of that day's celebration of the Virgen de la Candelaria.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Peru Declares November 4 Puno Public Holiday

    Los Andes (Puno) - The government of Puno's regional government has declared an official regional public holiday on account of the 341st anniversary of the foundation of the city of Puno on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Peru Cancels Public Sector Bridge Holidays

    La Primera (Lima) - Peru's President, Alan García, has announced that a decree will be signed this week to abolish the system of civil service bridge public holidays, instituted a few years ago.
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Peru Renames October 12 Holiday

    ANDINA (Lima) - Peru's plenary Congress has passed the Proyecto de Ley N° 1706 which renames October 12 from Día de la Raza to Día de los Pueblos Originarios y del Diálogo Intercultural.
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Peru Institutes September 24 Regional Public Holiday

    Pachamama Radio (Juliaca) - The governor of Peru's Province of San Román, Martha Mamani Miranda, has declared Thursday, September 24, 2009, as a local public holiday in Juliaca for both the public and private sector on the occasion of the Virgen de la Mercedes.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Peru 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Oficial El Peruano - Peru's Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros (PCM) has issued the decree DS Nº 082-2008-PCM fixing the list of 2009 adjoining and bridge public holidays to be taken by the Peruvian civil service.
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  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Peru Clarifies Upcoming APEC Summit Public Holidays Status

    Cronica Viva (Lima) - Peru's Minister of Labour, Jorge Villasante, has clarified the status of the upcoming, November 20-22, 2008, APEC Summit public holiday; all public services will run in "Sunday-mode" on these 3 days.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Peru Bill Would Make October 31 A Public Holiday

    Peru21 (Lima) - A bill has been introduced in Peru's Parliament which would make October 31, Reformation Day, a new paid public holiday (con carácter de feriado no laborable) for Evangelicals and Protestants (about 12% of the Peruvian population).
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Peru's San Román Province Declares October 24 Public Holiday

    Radio Onda Azul - Earlier today, the government of Peru's Province of San Román declared tomorrow, Friday, October 24, 2008, as a regional public holiday to coincide with the current 82nd anniversary of the founding of the Province of San Román.
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  • Feb
  • 8
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  • Peru 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    24 Horas Libre (Lima) - A decree (Decreto Supremo No. 007-2008-PCM) published yesterday in the Diario Oficial El Peruano declares May 2 and December 26, 2008, as one-off public holidays for public servants.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • Peru Declares 6 Public Holidays For Upcoming ALC-UE And APEC Summits

    Reuters - The government of Peru, through the Decretos Supremos 008, and 009-2008-PCM, has declared May 15-17 and November 20-22 as public holidays in the capital, Lima, and the Province of Callao (where the Lima International Airport, and Peru's main harbor are), on account of the EU/Latin America/Caribbean and APEC summits, respectively.
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Peru Expected To Declare November 21 And 24 APEC Public Holiday

    La República - The 2008 APEC meeting will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 22-23, in Peru's capital, Lima.
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2007

  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Peru September 24 Regional Public Holiday

    Pachamama Radio - The Governorship of the Province of San Román has decreed a public holiday on Monday, September 24, 2007, in the honour of the Virgen de la Mercedes, the patron saint of the city of Juliaca, near Lake Titicaca.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Peru Urged To Announce 2008 Bridge and Adjacent Public Holidays

    El Regional de Piura - The Government of Peru is being pressed by the local tourism industry and business community to declare the list of 2008 adjacent and public holidays as soon as possible.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Peru Organizer Recommends 2-Day Public Holiday Before 2008 APEC Summit

    Invertia/AFP - A Peruvian civil servant who will participate in the organization of the November 2008 APEC summit in Lima said that he would recommend declaring as public holidays the 2 days before the 2008 APEC summit.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Peru Declares Three Days Of National Mourning

    Radio New Zealand - The government in Peru has declared three days of national mourning, beginning on Thursday, August 16, for those who died in Wednesday night's massive earthquake.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Peru: Possible APEC Public Holiday In November 2008

    La Nación - Peru's Vice-President indicated that a special security plan would be put in place, to coincide with the upcoming APEC meeting to be held in Lima, in November 2008.
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Peru February 19 Regional Public Holiday

    Diario Metro - Many cities of the high Andes (Cajamarca, Junín, Cuzco, Apurímac, Ayacucho, Arequipa, and Huancavelica) have declared Monday February 19 a public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Peru Celebrates Pisco Sour Day

    La República - For the 4th year in a row, Lima and its surrounding communes will be celebrating Picso Sour Day (Día del Pisco Sour), from Friday February 2, until Sunday February 4.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Peru Considering Reduction In Number Of Public Holidays

    ADN Mundo - The Minister of Lalbor and Employment (Ministra de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo) is discussing a possible reduction of the number of public holidays in Peru, with her fellow Minister of Economy and Finances (Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas, MEF).
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2006

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Peru Clarifies Status Of December 26

    Peru.com (Lima) - The Ministry of Labor felt obliged, today, to specify that Tuesday December 26 would not be a public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Peru End-Of-Year Shopping Hours

    Gato Encerrado (Lima) - Following an agreement with the government, shopping malls (Centros Comerciales) will be allowed to open up to 2 additional hours per day, between December 18 and 24, 2006.
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Peru's San Martin Province Declares December 12 Public Holiday

    Peru.com (Lima) - Today, December 12, 2006, has been declared a public holiday for civil servants in the province of San Martin (Decreto Regional 004-2006) to commemorate the victory of the regional volleyball team at the XII Juegos Deportivos-Sudamericano Escolar 2006, which took place in Medellín (Colombia).
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  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Peru End-Of-Year Public Sector Holidays

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo (MTPE) - According to the Decreto Supremo 193-2006 EF, published on Friday December 8 in the boletín de Normas Legales del diario oficial (Official Gazette), the executive has allowed/encouraged government agencies to give the period of December 18-31 as holidays for civil servants.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Peru's Banks Open On December 7 and 9 Public Holidays

    La Primera (Lima) - Despite December 7 and 9 having been declared public holidays for Peruvian civil servants, the Banco de la Nación (BN: Peruvian National Bank) will be open as usual on both days.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Peru's Tacna Province Will Ignore December 7 Public Holiday

    Coordinadora Nacional de Radio (CNR) - The regional government of the province of Tacna, under a decree signed by regional president Julio Alva Centurión, made the Adjacent Day Holiday of December 7, 2006, non-applicable to its jurisdiction.
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  • Dec
  • 4
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  • Peru Declares December 7 Public Holiday

    T-News (Lima) - Next Thursday, December 7, 2006, will be a day off for civil servants, as well as many employees of the private sector.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Peru Declares October 17 Public Holiday

    Ciberjure Portal Jurídico Peruano (Lima) - The president of the council of ministers, Jorge del Castillo has issued Decreto Supremo Nº 070-2006-PCM that makes October 17, 2006, a non-working day, for both the private and public sectors, beginning at noon, in honor of the deceased ex-president of the 2001 transition government, Valentín Paniagua Corazao.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Peru Confirms 2007 Additional Public Holidays

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo (MTPE) - The list of 2007 adjacent public holidays that are covered by the Decreto Supremo 055-2006-PCM of August 22, 2006 is as follows: Tuesday January 2, Monday April 30, Thursday June 28, Monday July 30, Friday August 31, Tuesday October 9, Friday November 2, Monday December 24, and Monday December 31.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Peru Codifies Public Sector Holidays For 2007

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo (MINTRA) - Peru's President has announced Supreme Decree (Decreto Supremo) 055-2006-PCM of August 22, 2006, which establishes that public sector workers are entitled to the day adjacent to a public holiday, as a day off, while making up the time in the following week.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Peru Announces Public Sector Holidays For 2006

    Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros (Lima) - Peru's President, Alejandro Toledo, signed decree Nº 015-2006-PCM which sets out in advance the 2006 list of official public sector holidays in Peru.
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2005

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Peru Declares January 2 Public Holiday

    RESUMEN LEGAL N° 248-2005 - The government of Peru has issued decree N° 100-2005-PCM, which makes Monday, January 2, 2006, a one-off public holiday for civil servants.
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  • Aug
  • 26
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  • Peru Declares August 29 Public Holiday

    Sistema Peruano de Información Jurídica - Peru's President, Alejandro Toledo, signed decree 066-2005-PCM making Monday, August 29, 2005, a one-off public holiday to bridge the one-day gap between the week-end and the annual public holiday of August 30.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Peru's Huancavelica Department Declares April 28 Annual Public Holiday

    Ordenanza Regional N° 030-GR-HVCA/CR - The government of Peru's Huancavelica region has declared a new annual public holiday on April 28 to commemorate the restoration of the department.
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  • Apr
  • 13
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  • Peru Regional Public Holiday On April 19

    Diario Oficial El Peruano - Tuesday, April 19, 2005, has been declared a one-off public holiday in the Departamento de Piura. It will be a non-working holiday in the province of Sechura, and a working holiday in the rest of the department.
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2004

  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Peru Announces Public Sector Holidays For 2005

    Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima) - Peru's President, Alejandro Toledo, signed decree Nº 046-2004-PCM which sets out in advance the 2005 list of official public sector holidays in Peru.
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2003

  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Peru Announces Public Sector Holidays For 2003

    Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros (Lima) - Peru's President, Alejandro Toledo, signed decree Nº 020-2003-PCM which sets out in advance the 2003 list of official public sector holidays in Peru.
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2002

  • Nov
  • 28
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  • Peru Declares 3-Week Public Sector Holidays

    AP Worldstream (Lima) - Peru's Cabinet approved a decree declaring a 3-week year-end public sector holiday, from December 16, 2002, until January 3, 2003.
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2001

  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Peru Declares November 2nd Public Holiday

    El Peruano (Normas Legales) - The government of Peru has issued decree DS 115-2001-PCM, which abrogates decree DS 110-2001-PCM of September 27, and makes Friday, November 2, 2001, a one-off bridge public holiday between the November 1st annual public holiday and the following week-end.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Peru Declares July 30 Public Holiday

    Resumen Legal No. 138-2001 - The government of Peru has issued decree DS N° 085-2001-PCM which makes Monday, July 30, 2001, a one-off public holiday for the entire country.
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1999

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Peru Y2K Bank Holiday December 31

    Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo (MINTRA) - The Peruvian Association of Banks (ASBANC) has declared the afternoon of Friday, December 31, 1999, as a one-off bank holiday in Peru on account of the upcoming Y2K transition.
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See also: Peru bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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