Inti Raymi The Sun Festival 2019
Inti Raymi The Sun Festival 2019: it is a festival that celebrates the sun god of the Incas, today it is recreated on June 24 of each year as the most solemn and grandiose festival of the vanished Inca Empire.
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It is a festival celebrated since the time of the Incas during the winter solstice to worship the Sun God, it involves colorful costumes, luxury banquets, festive music, and historical re-enactments.
The Inti Raymi scenario is the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, located in the northern area of the city of Cusco, according to the Inca Gracilazo de la Vega, Sacsayhuaman is “the greatest and most magnificent work that the Incas had built to show their power and majesty ”
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Where is it celebrated?
The staging takes place in 3 specific places of Cusco with great historical significance:
The people of Cusco are preparing for the party for many days before June 24, when it fills the esplanade in front of which stands the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
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To the beat of millenarian musical airs, delegates of the four of them parade with their typical clothes, and also, like coming from other times, ñustas, coyas and pallas, which advance in undulating columns. Finally, suddenly, the Inca lets himself be seen.
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The sovereign is transported on a litter, which in the legendary era was of gold and silver, and accompanied by a retinue of dried apricots and other dignitaries who walk at a respectable distance from him. The party in honor of the Sun God, is performed in the presence of the Inca,
the Willaq Uma or High Priest, Tarpuntay, Wirapirikuq and Kallparikuy, as well as the nobles and representatives of the panacas, for which three impressive historical and natural scenarios are used:
Inti Raymi – Qurikancha
Qorikancha (Cerco de oro): Main temple of Cusco dedicated to the Sun, where it is said was the golden garden (here the first rituals of the worship of the Apu Inti and the Pacha Mama were performed.
Where numerous offerings were buried, whose evidences found in 1972 are in the Garcilaso Museum of the INC).
Inti Raymi – Plaza de armas
The Plaza Mayor (the ancient Auqaypata or Plaza del Guerrero): In the time of the Incas, in this immense square, the ceremony took place in the middle of the great USHNU (ceremonial platform).
Inti Raymi – Saqsaywaman
Saqsaywaman (voice derived from the Quechua terms “saqsay” and “waman”, which translated into Spanish means “satiate falcon”). It is located at 3,555 m.s., one kilometer from the Inca district of Qollqanpata.
Qollqanpata It was the Royal House of the Sun and temple consecrated to the Lightning, according to Garcilaso. Here since 1944 the central part of the contemporary Inti Raymi takes place before an impressive crowd.
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With almost sixty years of existence, the new Inti Raymi is now an inseparable part of Cusco life.
Not only is the central act of the month in the city, but its fame has transcended the Peruvian borders and also, within them, has been the example for other festivals of national identity.
- Quechua translator guide to other languages
- entrance ticket to the ceremony
- transport pribed
- snack, mineral water
- filming video
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