As the end of October approaches, the eyes of Peruvian citizens focus on the possibility of enjoying a well-deserved rest during the last week of the month. Speculation of an existence holiday Since October 31 has long aroused public interest. Faced with this uncertainty, Diario El Peruano has provided important information that sheds light on the situation. What does the official gazette of the government say? In the following note we will tell you what you need to know.
Is there a long holiday in Peru starting October 31?
According to information that can be reviewed in Diario El Peruano, Supreme Decree 151-2022-PCM and Ordinance no. 713 October 31 is not a holiday or non-working day.
This means that workers will only have one day off on Wednesday, November 1, which is All Saints’ Day.
In addition, it should be taken into account that the rest of the holidays this year:
Wednesday, November 1: All Saints’ Day.
Thursday, December 7: Non-working day.
Friday, December 8: Day of the Immaculate Conception.
Saturday, December 9: Battle of Ayacucho.
Monday, December 25: Christmas.
Tuesday, December 26: Non-working day.
Monday, January 1, 2024: New Year.
Tuesday, January 2, 2024: Non-working day.
How was the traditional Day of the Dead born??
He death day Celebrated with joy and many colors, it originated 3,000 years ago as part of the Aztecs’ harvest season between September and November, according to information shared by the official site. Govt From Mexico.
The ancient anniversary combines the European Catholic traditions of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day every November 1st with Mexican rituals honoring the dead, which in pre-Hispanic times were considered one of the fundamental elements of cult culture.
Likewise, the historical account of the origin of the Day of the Dead states that the people of Teotihuacan practiced intense rituals with the intention of the deceased arriving in good condition to one of the 4 heavens, and that ritual rituals included food, gopal, Utensils, knives, jade stones and seeds.
It is important to note that a very ancient tradition with roots in indigenous culture is commemorated in the last week of October and the first days of November in indigenous cultures such as Totonaca, Mexica, Purepecha and Mayan. In this death was considered the beginning of a journey to Miclan (place of the dead), and the soul of the deceased had to overcome various obstacles until it reached Mictlantecuhtli (Lord of the Dead) and Mictecacíhuatl (Lady of the Dead). .
Why is All Saints Day celebrated in Peru?
The origin of the celebration is associated with the years between 731 and 741, when Pope Gregory III led the Catholic Church. The Supreme Pontiff was the promoter of the initiative, consecrating a chapel in St. Peter’s Basilica in honor of All Saints. This ritual was repeated for the next few years.
The celebration has been held since 835, when Pope Gregory IV established it in the calendar, after Pope Gregory III consecrated a chapel in honor of All Saints in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
In Peru, due to its Catholic heritage, it adopted the holiday as did other countries in the region.
Why is November 1st celebrated?
November 1 was chosen as All Saints’ Day because it coincides with the pagan celebration of “Samhain” or the Celtic New Year, now known as Halloween or Hallowe’en, which is celebrated on the night of October 31. The church’s goal was to remove pagan festivals from the calendar.