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The Inti Raymi is a traditional festival of the Incas. The ceremony is held on the shortest day of the year, June 24th, as a celebration of the winter solstice and the new year. Inti Raymi was the most important ceremony of the Inca Empire. During the Inca times, it was celebrated from 1412 until 1535. Then, the Spaniards banned the ceremony, but in 1944 was the first historical reconstruction of the Inti Raymi. Since then it has been celebrating every year until the pandemic in 2020. Fortunately, this year was the celebration allowed at least without public, but the ceremony was smaller and some dancers or actors were wearing masks or face shields.


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