Festival of the Sun – level 2

06-07-2015 15:00

One of the most important Incan ceremonies is “Inti Raymi”. Inti is the Incan god of the sun, so the ceremony is also known as the Festival of the Sun.

People celebrate the Festival of the Sun every year and it celebrates the winter solstice. This year, around 50,000 people came to see the ceremony.

The ceremony reached its climax with the sacrifice of a lama to Inti. People pulled the animal’s heart out and placed it in a fire.

Difficult words: winter solstice (the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere), climax (the most intense point), sacrifice (the killing an animal or a person for a god).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What ceremonies do you celebrate in your country?

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