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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 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 24 of each year, attracting thousands of tourists and local visitors.
During the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusco,
as related by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. The ceremony was also said to indicate the mythical origin of the Incas,
lasting nine days of colorful dances and processions, as well as animal sacrifices to ensure a good
cropping season. The last Inti Raymi with the Inca Emperor's presence was carried out in 1535, after which the
Spanish conquest and the Catholic Church suppressed it. Some natives participated in similar ceremonies in the
years after, but it was completely prohibited in 1572 by the Viceroy Francisco de Toledo, who claimed it was a pagan
ceremony opposed to the Catholic faith.
In 1944, a historical reconstruction of the Inti Raymi was directed by Faustino Espinoza Navarro and
indigenous actors. The first reconstruction was largely based on the chronicles of Garcilaso de la Vega and only referred
to the religious ceremony. Text by Wikipedia