Inti Raymi (Incan Sun Festival)

The Inti Raymi (“Festival of the Sun”)[1] was a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti, one of the most venerated deities in Inca religion. It was the celebration of the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year in terms of the time between sunrise and sunset and the Inca New Year. In territories below the equator the gregorian months of June and July are winter months…or June 21

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