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Independence Day of Peru celebrated in Cleveland

Independence Day of Peru Celebration
Cleveland Ohio
July 28, 2012

The Fiestas Patrias peruanas, or Peruvian National Holidays are celebrations of Peru's independence from the Spanish Empire. They officially consist of three days: June 24th is celebrated as Countrymans day July 28, in commemoration of Peru's independence won by José de San Martín and July 29, in honor of the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru.

The Cleveland Peruvian community gathered to celebrate the important and festive day and began the celebration with the singing of the US and Peruvian national anthems.

A proclamation from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and read by Eduardo Romero to honor the Independence Day of the Republic of Peru and the Peruvian Americans of Cleveland.

Eduardo Romero reads a proclamation from Mayor Jackson

Eduardo Romero read a proclamation from Mayor Jackson

Eduardo Romero, Doras and Miguel Rivas

Eduardo Romero, Doras and Miguel Rivas



Doras Rivas and Eduardo Romero

Doras Rivas and Eduardo Romero


Children performed in authentic costumes.

Peruvian American girl in costume at Independence Day event


Peruvian American girl in costume at Independence Day event


Peruvian American girl in costume at Independence Day event


Maria Barranca was honored at the ceremony.

Maria Barranca

Maria Barranca

Doras, Maria Barranca and Miguel

Doras Rivas, Maria Barranca and Miguel Rivas


Enjoy these images from the 2012 celebration of Peru's Independence

Indira DeJarnette

Indira DeJarnette


Nelli and Walter Villar

Nelli and Walter Villar


Miguel and Isabel Colon

Miguel and Isabel Colon


Gladys Santos and Giovanna Roa

Gladys Santos and Giovanna Roa


Anthony, Juana and Joanna Gatto and America Agurato

Anthony, Juana and Joanna Gatto and America Agurato


Larry Guzxman, Jose C. Vargas and Jose M. Vargas

Larry Guzxman, Jose C. Vargas and Jose M. Vargas


Rosa Gonzalez, Carmen Rosa, Yolanda Rosado, Millie Cartegena, Isabel Colon, Andres Fernando Calvod, Mildred Colon

Rosa Gonzalez, Carmen Rosa, Yolanda Rosado, Millie Cartegena, Isabel Colon, Andres Fernando Calvod and Mildred Colon


Miguel Sanchez and Doras Rivas

Miguel Sanchez and Doras Rivas


Dancing fun at Peru Independence Day


dancing at Peru Independence Day


Aristina Barranca, niece Veronica and baby daughter Adriana

Aristina Barranca, niece Veronica and baby daughter Adriana


Peru Independence Day group

Happy Independence Day!


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