Easter Sunday in Peru
A Tour of Ayacucho and Arequipa
Easter Sunday in Peru is subdued in comparison to the grander celebrations and processions of Semana Santa, or Holy Week, which takes place the week before Easter Sunday. Most families attend a procession, mass, and then quietly spend the rest of the time at home with each other. Like many travelers in Peru note, the Semana Sata celebration in Peru a far cry from the commercialized Easter of chocolate bunnies and frantic egg hunts found in the U.S. and Europe. In Peru, Easter Sunday is a time to spend quietly with family.