Perú National Day 2017 – June 28th is the first of two national holidays commemorating Perú’s independence. The festivities begin in Lima with a presidential address, 21-cannon salute, and flag-raising ceremony. Regional celebrations include musical performances in plazas and parks, and street fairs offering delights like ceviche and pisco. And the red-and-white Perúvian flag flies above cities and countryside, saluting General José de San Martín’s declaration of independence on this date in 1821.
Today’s Doodle, by guest artist Elliot Tupac, captures Perú’s breathtaking natural beauty — from the tiniest flutter of hummingbird wings to the soaring peaks of Machu Picchu. Happy Fiestas Patrias!
You can find more about Perú National Day 2017 on the official Google Doodle Page