Spend the day living the amazing Sun ceremony of the Incas, the most important, spectacular and magnificent festivity of the whole Tahuantinsuyo empire, that the Incas celebrated after the largest night of the year, June 23th, date considered before solstice to ask the Sun to come back to the Earth, thus beginning the summer. Experience a series of rituals such as the performance of the Llama sacrifice and a ceremony of the new fire celebrated by the Inca priest. This Inca fest makes each Cusco people feel the Inca blood run through their veins and revalue their past, is for this reason that it is very important for the Peruvian culture.
Pick up from your hotel and visit the Koricancha palace in the city of Cusco, which is the main temple of the Sun during the Incas times, where the amazing Inti Raymi ceremony begins. The Inti Raymi (Quechua for “sun festival”) is celebrated in honor of the god Inti (“Sun”), the most important divinity during the Inca Empire.
It was said that the Inca Pachacutec created the Inti Raymi to celebrate the new year in the Andes and also to indicate the mythical origin of the Incas.
Reach the main plaza and listen the leather drums, pututus and flutes music and the first speech and oration of the Inca in the original Quechua language, honoring the Sun and mother nature Pachamama. The Inca and her wife carried on a golden throne leads a procession from the ancient city of Cusco to the Inca site of Sacsayhuaman. Here you will observe the colorful event with its rituals and offering of Chicha (corn beer) and the reenactment of the ancient ceremony of sacrificing a llama to the mother earth “Pachamama”. This special day also includes The New Fire Celebration.
This magnificent celebration occurs every June 24 of each year, attracting thousands of tourists and local visitors.
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