Peru Public Holidays
Today – 18 February 2019 – is not a holiday in Peru.
Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Peru and start planning to make the most of your time off.
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.