“Celebra Peru” National Parade – An Event to Remember

"Celebra Peru", organized by the Peruvian Promotion Commission for Exportation and Tourism (PromPeru), was a parade in which Peruvians had the opportunity to enjoy their culture, identity and beauty, while taking part in the second year of this National Parade.

The beauty of typical dances from the coast, the highlands and the jungle were shown off in this colorful parade.

The main objective of Celebra Peru was to generate and strengthen Peru’s national identity in one of Peru’s main touristic markets, Lima.

The picturesque and magical event began at 6 p.m. at San Martín Plaza, making its way along Jirón de la Unión to finally end at Plaza Mayor, where participants and the presidents of the 25 departments were received by Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Mercedes Araoz.

A special event at the parade was the "Concierto de Campanas" or Bell Concert, in which the bells of 3 different temples near Plaza Mayor were rung at the same time, creating a captivating sound. As this went on the sky was beautifully lit with colorful fireworks.

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