Peruvians celebrate the anniversary of their independence from Spain with great patriotic gusto throughout the country, but particularly in Lima, where flags fly high and the fun starts the night before the official ceremonies with dancing and folk music filling all the city's parks and plazas. The next morning at dawn a 21-cannon salute marks the start of ceremonials, which include a military parade downtown and a special service in the Lima Cathedral. For more information phone tourist information service on (01) 574 8000.
Venue: Throughout the city
Date: July 2012 TBA