Homenaje a la Liberad Americana/Tribute to American Freedom
December 2nd to 9th, Ayacucho, Huamanga (555.4 km from Lima)
On December 9th, 1824, Peru gained its Independence after winning the Battle of Ayacucho. This event led to the Independence from Spain for much of South America. Today, a weeklong celebration in Ayacucho, pays homage to this momentous occasion. The festivities, which include sporting events, cultural activities and craft shows, attract participants from across South America.