Feasts and Festivals in Chiclayo
With this outpouring of artistic expression, Peruvians feed on their deep-lying roots to project a timeless alliance with nature and through rhythms and colors, strengthen their commitment to life and extend to visitors the hospitality and reciprocity that are so typical of Peruvian culture. The many festivals, even those of a religious nature, reveal the trust nature of Peruvians, both men and women, their inclination to be sociable and share their hopes.
"Olimplayas" (Beach Olympic games)
February - movable. (Workable day)
Sporting and nautical games that take place in Pimentel. Adventure sports, dances and parties at night.
Contests in "Caballitos de Totora" (reed boats). Delegations of many beach resorts and ports of Peru participate.
San Pedro & San Pablo - Patron saints of fishermen and farmers
June 29 (Holiday - Not workable day)
On the coast, fishing communities have chosen Saint Peter as their patron saint, and render him homage in San José, located 13 Km north of the city of Chiclayo. The ceremony is held by the mouth of the Lambayeque River, where legend has it the founding god Naylamp landed on Peruvian shores. The figure of the saint is borne aloft amidst burning incense, prayers and hymns down to the sea where it boards a fishing launch and is taken around the bay to bless the waters in the hope of a good fishing season.
FEXTICUM (Feria de Exposiciones Típico Culturales)
Celebrated in Monsefú. Feast of its ancient traditions and culture of Mochica people. Artistic and folkloric shows
August 14 (central day) (Workable day)
Celebrated in Motupe ."La Cruz de Chalpón" (name of a mountain very close to Motupe), was found in 1868 in a cave where the hermit Juan Abad inhabited. Since then many miracle facts had been attributed to this cross: thousands of people from many places congregate to celebrate its festivity. Each year celebrate a great festival that joins a lot of pilgrims in Motupe from all the country.
Fiesta Señor Nazareno Cautivo de Monsefú
Celebrated in Monsefú. Artistic and folkloric shows, decorated cars parade, commercial and agricultural fairs.
Tourist Week of Chiclayo
Fourth week of November, first week of December.
Movable (Workable day)
Artistic and folkloric shows, decorated cars parade, commercial and agricultural fairs.
Daily handicraft fair in Monsefú.