The Inti Raymi or festival of the Sun was one of the largest celebrations that took place in the inca empire. Implanted during the government of Inka Pachakuteq Yupanki, rituals are carried out on an annual basis in Cusco, and will be replicated in other parts of the extensive Tawantinsuyo, between the end of the harvest and the beginning of the winter equinox of the Andes, i.e. in the second half of the month of June.
The spirit of the peruvian man, carved out by the art and religion, has given rise to a creative vein that arises in an infinite variety of forms, rhythms and rituals. Year after year, more than 1.500 3,000 popular festivals, musical styles and countless arts and crafts confirm that Peru is home to one of the most varied folk legacies of the world. With this outpouring of artistic expression, Peruvians feed on their deep roots to project an eternal alliance with nature and through rhythms and colors, strengthen their commitment to the life that extends to the visitors by the hospitality and reciprocity that are so typical of Peruvian culture. The many festivals, even those of a religious nature, reveal the nature of the Peruvian people, both men and women, their inclination to be sociable and share their hopes.