Other festivities in March – Peru

Wine Grape Festival / March
Provinces of Chincha and Ica Ica
This is a celebration of the grape harvest and the wine making in the department. Fairs, contests, parades with floats, musical festivals, and parties are organized. The Wine Grape Queen is chosen, and she is the first to start crushing the grapes that make the wines, piscos, and other liquors.

Surfing Championship / March
Province of Ascope, District of Chicama La Libertad
It takes place in MalabrigoBeach (also known as ChicamaBeach) and surfers from all over the world participate. This beach is worldwide famous for the largest left handed wave in the world.

Saint Joseph Festival / March
Province of Trujillo, District of Moche, Las Delicias Beach Resort La Libertad
Emulating Spanish traditions, these festivities feature typical Spanish dishes and drinks, people dress up and the streets and houses are decorated in the Spanish style. Besides processions of Peruvian Paso horses, heifers freed like in Pamplona, a bull festival, and a bull fight, tascas (bars), tunas (musical groups), and tablaos (Flemish dances) are organized.

Wine Grape Harvest Festival / March
This takes place in the traditional district of Santiago de Surco and includes activities like the election of a Harvest Queen and visits to wineries for wine-testing sessions.

Holy Week – March – April
Province of Huancavelica, District of Huancavelica Huancavelica
The celebration begins with the procession of the Sorrowful Virgin on Friday followed by the Palm Sunday mass and massive nightly processions for personal reflection.

Easter in Ica / March or April
The entire department Ica
This festival starts on Palm Sunday with the procession of the Lord of the Triumph and ends with the resurrection procession, also known as “The Drunken Procession”. The streets are decorated with flower carpets and triumphal arches.

Holy Week / March – April (variable date)
Province of Tarma and Valle del Mantaro. Junín
During this celebration week, the communities create flower carpets that cover the city streets and organize liturgical ceremonies and processions with Andean characteristics

Holy Week – Expo Oxa / March – April (variable date)
Province of Oxapampa Pasco
Holy Week is the time chosen by the descendents of the Austrian-German settlers to organize parties with samples of food and dances brought over from Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century. Additionally, farming and handcrafted product exhibitions take place as well as drawing and painting competitions.

Complete and updated information in:   www.deperu.com/calendario/