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Kapak Raymi (December Solstice)

December 21

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely

Wikis at Kapak Raymi, Quito, Ecuador | © Angela Drake / Not Your Average American

Kapak Raymi

Kapak Raymi is a festival held on or near the December Solstice, December 21st. While celebrated in many Andean communities, the most well-known celebration takes place in Saraguro, a Quichua town located a couple of hours south of Cuenca in the Loja Province. Parades and a festival-like atmosphere take over the town for a good week with the most iconic celebrations taking on the weekend closest to the 21st while not competing with Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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