Fiestas Patrias

Today, July 28th begins the two-day celebration of Peru's Independence. Bright red and white flags are flying on nearly ever home, and the stores are filled with patriotic decorations. Normally the celebrations, known as "Fiestas Patrias," include shows, parades and countess special events. This year many of the events have been cancelled due to the spread of the swine flu.

Once again we are able to celebrate the freedoms that Peru offers her citizens. We again feel blessed to live and work here in this wonderful land! Happy Independence Day Peru!

We hope you'll take a few moments and listen to Peru's National Anthem. The hymn is actually quite long. The above video only includes one of the seven verses!