Mother’s Day in Peru is every second Sunday in May, which is coming up this weekend. It is one the most popular celebrations in the country and is incredibly important to many Peruvians, who have their own unique traditions when it comes to showing mom some love and appreciation.
Giving Gifts and Love
Peruvians are very enthusiastic about this day and giving flowers to mothers remains to be the most important part of the celebrations. Some cities even throw concerts or performances in the city square to honor mothers on this day. But most importantly, this day is about spending time with family and making their mother feel like a queen. The people of Peru are very family-oriented, so it comes as no surprise that Mother’s Day in Peru calls for another reason to have family gatherings accompanied by a delicious feast.
Honoring the Dead
While many people wouldn’t imagine spending Mother’s Day at the cemetery, many Latin American countries don’t even bat an eye. Paying a visit to the cemetery and remembering their beloved mothers, grandmothers, or sisters, who have passed is a very common tradition in Peru, where families decorate the graves with a festive attitude in tribute to them. Many people socialize over drinks and food while honoring the dead, while vendors can be seen selling balloons, flowers, and signs for loved ones to post on the grave site. Overall, this is not an unhappy day, but rather a day of remembrance and celebration of life.
If you happen to be traveling in Peru with mother during this celebration and would like to arrange a special surprise for her, we at Enigma are ready to assist you with reservations for top restaurants or even a fun chocolate-making class with local ingredients. Please bear in mind that restaurants tend to be fully booked for lunch and dinner a few weeks prior to Mother’s Day, so do let our team know well in advance and we can proceed to make the reservations on your behalf.
Feliz Dia Mama to all the mothers!