Inti Raymi -- Festival of the Sun -- takes place in Ecuador
Inti Raymi -- or the Festival of the Sun -- takes place late every June in many South American countries. The purpose of the indigenous ceremonies is to rejuvenate mother earth and the sun, so the land is ready for the next agricultural cycle. Many celebrations include men dancing, dressed in oversized hats and brandishing whips, to commemorate the day.
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