Sunday, December 21, 2014

Re-creation of Inca's Ceremony Inti Raymi in Peru

Inti Raymi

Recreacion de ceremonia Inca del Inti Raymi el 24 de junio.
Re-creation of Inca's ceremony of Into Raymi on 24th June.

Cusco, Peru

photo: Jose Miguel Helfer

This postcard is unused and from 2010.

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The Inti Raymi ("Festival of the Sun") was a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti. It really was the celebration of the Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year in terms of the time between sunrise and sunset.

3 comments:

ONeal said...

Interesting card. I like the offering of a potato(?) in a bowl in the foreground.

Brenda Perez said...

I wonder if there are any Medi Tators at this ceremony? bwahaaahaahaaa

ONeal said...

Ha ha! Good one!