Crowds of people gathered in front of the Cusco Cathedral at night for an Easter procession.

Celebrating Easter in Peru

Explore Semana Santa traditions, typical Easter food, and regional ceremonies throughout Peru

A festive Easter celebration in Ayacucho.

Celebrating Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Ayacucho

Ayacucho, located in the Peruvian central highlands, is nationally recognized for having the best Semana Santa festivities in the entire of Peru.

Performers wearing gold and red costumes and headdresses at carnival in the city of Cajamarca.

Celebrating Carnival in the Cajamarca Highlands

Peru is a top destination for Carnival, and the city of Cajamarca stands out for traditional celebrations!