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Inti Raymi: The Feast of the Sun

Inti Raymi - Feast of the Sun (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Today has been a memorable day for the city of Cusco. Inti Raymi, the most eagerly awaited feast of year, gathered a powerful number around the Plaza de Armas and Sacasayhuaman. It included thousands of spectators, Peruvians and tourists the world over. The stage, if it could be said to compare, triumphed.

The Feast of the Sun is celebrated every 24th of June. This solstice marks the new year in the Andes. The Andean solstice includes ceremonies and Incan rites to both Mother earth and the sun god. The people danced beautifully. It has been a great feast. I, as a spectator, had great fun and was filled with joy. Cusco has a rich culture that impresses everyone who visits.

I got some images of the celebration of Inti Raymi and I did a photo essay to share with you. Please enjoy.
There. Take that second one and look it over.

The Inca Of Inti Raymi, Nivardo Carrilo (Walter Coraza Morveli)
The Inca Of Inti Raymi, Nivardo Carrilo (Walter Coraza Morveli)
The Jump of Deer Man (Walter Coraza Morveli)
The Jump of Deer Man (Walter Coraza Morveli)
A Deer Man
A Deer Man
The Soldier of the Inca
The Soldiers of the Inca
The Qolla
The Qoya
The Inca Giving an Order (Walter Coraza Morveli)
The Inca
Playing a Wind Instrument (Walter Coraza Morveli)Playing a Wind Instrument (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Playing a Wind Instrument (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Aylli ! viva!
Aylli ! viva!

 

The Ajllas of the Inca
The Ajllas of the Inca

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The Inca and His Statue
The Inca and His Statue

 

 

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