Peru Independence Day

Peru Independence Day Quick Facts

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2020 DateJuly 28, 2020
2021 DateJuly 28, 2021
Peru Independence Day

Peru Independence Day History

Peru Independence Day celebrates the day liberator José de San Martín proclaimed the country's independence from Spain in 1851. The independence act was signed on July 15th.

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Peru Independence Day Facts & Quotes

  • From this moment on, Peru is free and independent; by the general will of the people and by the justice of its cause defended by God. Long live the homeland! Long live liberty! Long live independence!- José de San Martín, Liberator, 1821
  • Famous late rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur was named after Peruvian leader, Túpac Amaru II. Túpac Amaru II led an uprising against the Spanish colonizers, for which he and part of his family were executed. He was tied to horses who pulled from his extremeties to rip him apart. After that failed, he was decapited.
  • Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat."

Peru Independence Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Prepare Peru's most famous dish, ceviche. Click here for ingredients and directions.
  • Watch the 1997 wildlife documentary The Living Edens: Manu. It is filmed in the Manu National Park in Peru.
  • Read the 1995 novel The Time of the Hero by peruvian Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa.

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