Independence Day of Peru Celebration
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 read a proclamation from Mayor Jackson
Eduardo Romero, Doras and Miguel Rivas
Doras Rivas and Eduardo Romero
Children performed in authentic costumes.
Maria Barranca was honored at the ceremony.
Doras Rivas, Maria Barranca and Miguel Rivas
Enjoy these images from the 2012 celebration of Peru's Independence
Nelli and Walter Villar
Miguel and Isabel Colon
Gladys Santos and Giovanna Roa
Anthony, Juana and Joanna Gatto and America Agurato
Larry Guzxman, Jose C. Vargas and Jose M. Vargas
Rosa Gonzalez, Carmen Rosa, Yolanda Rosado, Millie Cartegena, Isabel Colon, Andres Fernando Calvod and Mildred Colon
Miguel Sanchez and Doras Rivas
Aristina Barranca, niece Veronica and baby daughter Adriana