The Inti Raymi is a celebration in honor of the Sun God, held in the city of Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca empire. Currently it is celebrated on June 24 but formerly made to coincide with the winter solstice, when the winter begins. Six centuries ago, the Inca Pachacutec, whom many people

attribute the construction of Machu Picchu, started this festival in honoro the sun god.

Some offerings rituals, sacrifices were made for three reasons. The Incas and nobility were children of the sun and therefore had to thank their existence. If the crop year had been productive, also it had to thank him and ordered that he was to come. It was a kind of year-end party that had the Incas. Currently this festival is celebrated mainly in the Sacsayhuaman fortress but in reality has three stages: beginning at the Temple of Coricancha, which was just built in honor of the sun god and is where the Inca invites all people to celebrate the feast . They pass through the main square and ends at Sacsayhuaman, where currently a large deployment of people takes place, representing the different characters, the Inca, the Acllas or Virgins of the Sun, priests, warriors

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