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The Embassies of Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the Tropenmuseum will celebrate the “Inti Raymi-Willka Kuti” or “Festival of the Sun”, on 22 June 2013 from 10:00 to 18:00 and the “Inti Raymi-Willka Kuti” ceremony from 11:30 to 12:30 at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam.

The “Inti Raymi-Willka Kuti” or “Festival of the Sun” is a traditional Andean expression of the indigenous people that takes place during the solstice in June in order to celebrate the union of the forces of the Sun and Mother Earth.  The ancient cultures of the Andean region of South America have recognized the Sun as a source of life for over five thousand years. The Sun has been worshiped by farmers since until now it has provided them with good harvests and food for their families. People from the region have devoted exceptional celebrations in the Sun’s honor, especially for its arrival at the winter solstice, which the Andean calendar marks as the beginning of a new year.

This event is the first of its kind to take place in the Netherlands organized by seven Embassies jointly with the Tropenmuseum  and will provide the perfect opportunity to share with the Netherlands and its people the richness and variety of the culture, art and music that Latin American countries have to offer.

The agenda of the “Inti Raymi-Willka Kuti” includes a whole day programme with different activities including: an exhibition of handicrafts and products from Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela; a video about the Inti Raymi – Willka Kuti; an Inti Raymi – Willka Kuti ritual ceremony; live music and dance performances by various groups from the countries that will take place in the event.

Open the following invitation, free admission, click here to open the invitation: Inti.Raymi.Invitation

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