The Aymara New Year


Inka Rakay at sunrise, from Los Tiempos. Inka Rakay is an old Inca city, now in ruins, in the Cochabamba department.

Yesterday was the Aymara New Year. The tradition involves staying up to see the sun come up and general merriment. Some llamas get sacrificed to the gods as well. I was not up for staying up a full day after an afternoon of soccer. Especially on close to one of the shortest and coldest days here. None the less, it’s now year 5517 on the Aymara calendar. If you do the math, Columbus’s discovery of America occurred in the year 5000…

The Aymara New Year

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