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Capac Raymi

The Capac Raymi was an Inca festival observed around the time of the December Solstice (the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere). The Inca Empire flourished in the Andean regions of South America, including Peru, Ecuador and the northern parts of Chile and Argentina during the 15th and 16th centuries, until the Spanish arrived in 1531. The Capac Raymi served as an initiation ceremony for the young men of the ruling class. When the solstice arrived, the boys' ears were pierced in order to insert the large ear spools worn by Inca royalty. More...
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Capac Raymi
The Capac Raymi was an Inca festival observed around the time of the December Solstice (the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere). The Inca Empire flourished in the Andean regions of South America, including Peru, Ecuador and the northern parts of Chile and Argentina during the 15th and 16th centuries, until the Spanish arrived in 1531. The Capac Raymi served as an initiation ceremony for the young men of the ruling class. When the solstice arrived, the boys' ears were pierced in order to insert the large ear spools worn by Inca royalty.
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Capac-Raymi-Amauta was the thirty-eighth (or, thirty-seventh) Inca ruling over Tawantinsuyu people. Capac-Raymi-Amauta was celebrated for his astronomical knowledge. He knew which was the longest, and which the shortest day of the year, and when the sun reached the tropics.
His vassals, in honour of their king, gave to the month of December, in which he was born, the name of Capac-Raymi. Then they called the month of June Citoc Raymi or, as we should say, greater and lesser solstice.

Capac Raymi-Amauta reformed calendar. He built shadow-clock (intihuatana). He also strengthened the cult of Illatici Huira Cocha.

In imitation of the king Huarma Huira Cocha, first of this name, all the nations under the power of Inca named their gods and idols Huira Cocha, and some important Lords, with considerable boldness, even named their sons with this name. For this reason the king Capac Raymi Amauta commanded that only the great and ancient god whom his ancestors had been wont to adore should henceforth be named Illatici Huira Cocha, and this was done until the Spaniards came.
Capac Raymi-Amauta permitted the labourers to count the year by moons.
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On this day the ashes of the sacrifices were gathered and thrown into the rivers so that they could take them to the sea, to Viracocha, as the return of everything to its author. Its date coincides with the solstice of boreal winter and southern summer, celebrated throughout the world; a festival that the Catholic world handles as the birth of Christ or Christmas.

Given their civil and religious solemnity, outsiders were not allowed to remain in Cusco while their ceremonies were taking place; and, according to their origin, they were installed outside the city, along the roads that left it towards the four suyus. Each of the apricots took those children who were to be initiated to the Coricancha. They then took the images of the Sun and the embalmed bodies of the Incas to the temple square, to drink with them as if they were alive.
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