Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul It is one of the Greatest Celebrations for Catholic and Orthodox ChristiansIt is celebrated in different countries of the world, differently. In Peru, the San Pedro and San Pablo Festival is celebrated mainly in cities such as Chimbote, Callao, Moquegua, Puno and Lima.
In our country, the celebration in Chorrillos in honor of San Pedro, the patron saint of fishermen, is traditional.In addition, it is a tribute to the fisherman Jose Olaya, martyr for the independence of Peru who died at the hands of the Spanish forces of the Viceroy.
Because of the state of health emergency in the country تعاني COVID-19 Processions and all kinds of meetings held on this particular date were discontinued.
Why is it on June 29th?
June 29 It is a holiday in countries inhabited by Catholics because of their common celebration Saint Peter and Saint Paul Commemorating the Martyrdom of the Apostles in Rome Simon Peter and Paul of Tarsus.
Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Saint Peter and Saint Paul is celebrated on June 29, to learn about the Christian virtues of two of the greatest and most famous apostles who defended the Gospel with their lives, to whom the following virtues are attributed:
- They are the founders of the Church of Rome.
- They are the spiritual pillar of the church.
- Both suffered in Rome.
- They are the shepherds of Rome and representatives of the Gospel.
- They are the opposite version of Cain and Abel.
In the Christian calendar, the date is used for Honoring the martyrdom of Simon Peter and Paul of Tarsus, two of the apostles who accompanied Christ during his missionary crusade. For Jesus of Nazareth, one of his favorite apostles was Simon Peter He named him after his successor, by calling him “the hunter of men”.
Upcoming holidays in Peru 2021
The remaining holidays of the year are as follows:
- July: Wednesday 28 July and Thursday 29 July (national holidays)
- August: Monday, August 30 (Santa Rosa de Lima)
- September: no holidays
- October: Friday, October 8 (Angamus counter)
- November: Monday November 1 (Halloween)
- Dec: Wednesday 8 December (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) / Saturday 25 December (Christmas).
Family workout without leaving home on June 29
In order to ensure that residents participate in the first family training, the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima (MML) has created a virtual unit that allows knowledge of evacuation routes and external safe points in the fence.
This Tuesday the 29th, from 10 a.m., you will be conducting a family exercise that does not include evacuation. Therefore, it is imperative that citizens participate by developing their own family emergency plan, reviewing their indoor safe areas and assembling their emergency backpacks. To participate enter Here.