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Inti Raymi 2020

  22 June 2020

The festival of Inti Raymi is a celebration of life that takes place on the 21st of June each year in Ecuador. This celebration coincides with the solstice and Ms Maria Soledad Cordova Montero, Ambassador of Ecuador to South Africa has made it a tradition to celebrate this day in Pretoria with friends. This year South Africa is under lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic so the celebration had limited guests who were treated to a video of Inti Raymi and Ecuador Tourism and gifted Ecuadorian chocolates, arguably, the best chocolate in the world.

This is a time of the year when people come together to share their gratitude for the bounty of Mother Earth with a variety of colourful traditional rituals which include dance, dress, music and food.



Photo: Ms Maria Soledad Cordova Montero, Ambassador of Ecuador to South Africa

The festival is celebrated in many Latin American countries and on 20 June 2019 the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution that it will recognize 21 June as the International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice and encouraged Member States to make efforts to raise awareness of the celebration of the solstice in its different manifestations including, among others, the Inti Raymi, the We Tripantu, the Willkakuti and Yasitata Guasú, and to organize annual events in commemoration of these celebrations.




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