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Peruvian Independence Day: Google doodles, Bing homepage feature ancient boats to celebrate

¡Feliz Fiestas Patrias Peruanas! Happy celebration of Peru’s national holidays. Every July 28th, the South American nation commemorates Peruvian Independence Day, when José de San Martin liberated Peru from Spain. On the following day, July 29th, Peru honors its National Police and the Peruvian Armed Forces. On July 28, 2013, two major Internet search engines also made note of Peru’s holiday: Google honored the nation with one of its Google doodles, and the Bing homepage highlighted the ancient boats of Peru, called Totora reed fishing boats (or caballitos de totora, which literally translates to “little reed horses”). Read more