This past December, Peru’s Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros announced the country’s 2012 public holidays. This rather seemingly-boring announcement stirred up a bit of excitement when two days were unexpectedly added to the list, February 13 and 14. Peruvians celebrate el dia del amor y la amistad on February 14. Thus, this announcement lead many to believe the government had declared Valentine’s Day a public holiday; however, I’ve also  found a few accounts of officials saying the holiday is rather a celebration for the Festival de la Virgen de la Candelaria en Puno. Either way, 4 Suyos can definitely get behind taking a break to celebrate our loved ones!

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To celebrate Peru’s newest vacation days, 4 Suyos is offering a special Valentine’s Day package. Make a reservation at 4 Suyos for February 10–14, and choose one appetizer, two entrees, and two desserts for $40.00.

To make a reservation, call 773.278.6525 or email