Inti Raymi Celebration in Ecuador


A man dancer in a colorful costume performs Aya Uma, the creature... News PhotoAdult,Animal,Celebration,Color Image,Cultures,Dancer,Dancing,Ecuador,Full Length,Inti Raymi Festival,Latin America,Latin American and Hispanic Ethnicity,Mask - Disguise,Men,Multi Colored,Mythology,Parade,People,Performance,Pichincha,Religion,Religious Celebration,Spirituality,Vertical,VillagePhotographer Collection: LatinContent Editorial 2013 Jan SochorOLMEDO, ECUADOR - JUNE 26: A man dancer in a colorful costume performs Aya Uma, the creature from the Indian myths, during the Inti Raymi celebration in the village on 26 June 2010 in Olmedo, Ecuador. Inti Raymi, “Festival of the Sun” in Quechua language, is an ancient spiritual ceremony held in the Indian regions of the Andes, mainly in Ecuador and Peru. The lively celebration, set by the winter solstice, goes on for various days. The highland Indians, wearing beautiful costumes, dance, drink and sing with no rest. Colorful processions in honor of the God Inti (Sun) pass through the mountain villages giving thanks for the harvest and expressing their deep relation to the Mother Earth (Pachamama). (Photo by Jan Sochor/Latincontent/Getty Images)