Inti Raymi is an Incan spiritual celebration of the Sun as a practice of gratitude for the harvests of the year.
This ceremony takes place on the solstice. In Otavalo, Ecuador, the community gathers in the morning to prepare the altar and offerings with the shaman, who will guide the ceremony at exactly 12:00 am, when the Sun has reached its maximum declination.
At midnight, the people walk towards Cascada de Peguche, the waterfall in which they will take a cleansing bath to welcome the beginning of another cycle. The community celebrates the rest of the night by sharing food, dancing, and singing.