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Inti Raymi Peru
24-24 June
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Inti Raymi was the biggest, most important festivity ever carried out in Inca (Inka) times.

Inti Raymi marks the beginning of a new year. Today is still celebrated annually in Cuzco and the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. It's the second biggest celebration in South America after Rio's carnival. Inti Raymi comes from Quechua language, which means "resurrection of the sun". Inca religion centered on the worship of the sun. The Inca emperor - Sapa Inca - was worshiped as a god who was descendant of the Sun god - Apu Inti. The living representative of Inti on Earth. There are street celebrations, exhibitions, live music and dances staged at Cuzco's plaza de armas.

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