Celebrating Inti Raymi in Cusco

Celebrating Inti Raymi in Cusco

The festival for Inti Raymi – la Fiesta del Sol or Festival of the Sun – always occurs on the 24th of June and coincides with the Peasants Day or Indians Day in Cusco. During the time of the Inca’s, there was a tradition of worshipping the Sun God, Inti, during the winter solstice. On the Winter Solstice began the New Year for the Incan calendar. The Incas would gather together and prepare a large feast for all in attendance, praying for a good crop yield for the following year.

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