Lima, June 29, 2021Updated on 06/29/2021 03:31 am

According to him liturgical calendar, the Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Day It is celebrated on June 29. On this same date, it is celebrated Fisherman’s Day, where the great work of this productive sector is recognized. It should be noted that both festivities have many similarities.

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As is known, Saint Peter – the disciple of Jesus of Nazareth and the first Pope of the Catholic Church – before being a follower of Christ, was a fisherman. This activity marked his life, because then Jesus charges him to be “Fisher of men”And then the“ rock ”of the Church. Therefore, this saint is considered the patron of fishermen.

For his part, Saint Paul in his beginnings was a persecutor of Christians when he was known as Saul of Tarsus. Until he converted to Christianity and changed his name. This saint is recognized as a shepherd of the Gentiles.

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Why is Saint Peter and Saint Paul celebrated on June 29?

It is one of the greatest religious holidays for Christians. Takes place on June 29, and celebrates the joint solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in commemoration of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Simon Peter and Paul of Tarsus. Both are considered the most remembered apostles martyrs in Christian history.

Why is Fisherman’s Day celebrated on June 29?

June 29 is a date to remember the hard work, commitment and courage of all the men and women who are dedicated to fishing in Peru. This day is worshiped Saint Peter, patron of fishermen in the country, where many faithful ask for blessing and protection for their trips to the sea.

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What is the tradition of San Pedro, patron saint of fishermen?

Since the 1950s, the tradition consists of walking the image of Saint Peter, patron of fishermen. Hundreds of faithful accompany this journey out to sea in boats. They take place in the main ports of the country, being Chimbote, Chorrillos and Pucusana the places that attract the most faithful. This celebration starts very early and you can see how the boats have been decorated for the occasion. It closes with a flourish with the tasting of the best ceviche and marine dishes.

As described in a note the Historical Archive of El Comercio, “In the past, the figure of Saint Peter had to be transported around the bay, very early, in a sailing boat and that he had to bring live fish with him. Landing used to be as exciting as embarking on the old dock. And then the procession would come at noon, with the sacred effigy of Saint Peter carried on the shoulders of the neighboring fishermen, between the harbor bay and some streets decorated for the occasion ”.

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