Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun, Cusco, Peru 2008
24 images Created 29 Jul 2008
Images/ photographs of the Inti Raymi ("Festival of the Sun") was a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti. It also marked the winter solstice and a new year in the Andes of the Southern Hemisphere. Since 1944, a theatrical representation of the Inti Raymi has been taking place at Sacsayhuamán (two km. from Cusco) on June 21 of each year, attracting thousands of tourists and local visitors.