June 24th - Inti Raymi Festival or festival of the Sun (Box lunch)
Now you will live the Inti Raymi (Sun Festival) is a big festivity in Cusco. the Inca is the main actor and more than 1000 artists dramatize the principal festivity. (don´t worry, the llama sacrifices are simulated!). This special day also includes The New Fire Celebration.. No fires were allowed in the city this day until the fire created by hollow mirror was used to concentrate the sunlight onto animal fur and kindling. Only then were all other fires started from this source.
You will also see the Inca representative carried on a litter and toasted with chicha (a fermented drink). With an the appropriate finale the Inca gives a speech in the native language quechua.
Below is the schedule:
09:00 hrs. Qorikancha: start of the staging.
11:00 Hrs. Auqaypata (Plaza Mayor): The Inka and his Royal Court, enter the street Intikijllu.
13:00 Hrs. Staged Home in the Sacred archaeological of Saqsaywaman, which celebrates the rites of the New Fire, Coca, the offerings of the Four and the prediction of future times, among others.