On Tuesday, August 30th, Peru celebrated Santa Rosa de Lima. This is a celebration that honors Lima´s patron saint, Saint Rose of Lima.
Celebrations of this holiday consist of a procession that parades the image of Saint Rose through the streets of Lima, including the atrium of Lima´s Cathedral.
Additionally, a mass was held in the main plaza of Lima right in front of the Cathedral. Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani headed up the event.
After the ceremony, the parade continued throughout the historic center and finished at the monastery of Las Nazarenas.
Saint Rose of Lima was known for her faithful moral conduct and was made the patron saint of the Americas, India and the Philippines on August 11th, 1670.