Communities in Cañar Province, north of Cuenca, are planning a full schedule of Inti Raymi, or winter solstice, events June 22 through June 24. In all, twenty-four towns and villages will participate in Andean rituals practiced for hundreds of years to honor of the earth, sun and corn. Ceremonies will begin early on the morning of June 22 in most communities, including at the Inca ruins at Ingapirca. Events include ritual dances, musical concerts, dramatic performances, parades and food and crafts fairs. The largest celebrations will be at Ingapirca and in Parque Guantug in Cañar canton. Edgar Siguencia, president of…
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