During the history of the Danish West Indies, the honoring of Peruvian Independence was an important commemoration. 🇵🇪
The History of Peruvian Independence
In 1821, General Jose de San Martin organized a plan to defeat Spanish forces by taking control of Lima, Peru.
He won and became known as Peru’s liberator.
Since that day, the Peruvian Independence holiday has been celebrated annually with music, mass, cannon salutes and flag-raising ceremonies all over the world. 🎼
Celebrating in St. Thomas
Consul George Levi, who at one time represented Mexico, Costa Rica and Peru in St. Thomas, held a fiesta to mark the day.
On July 28, 1916, his colleagues helped him commemorate its 95th anniversary.
As they gathered for the days remembrance, the Adams Band played the National Anthem.
He was a merchant of high repute and proud of his reverence for this special day.
Photograph Source: Digital Collection, University of the Virgin Islands. Used with permission.
Photographer: Clare E. Taylor.