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Indigenous Bolivians celebrate the winter solstice Photo David

Indigenous Bolivians celebrate the winter solstice Photo David


Aymara people greet sunrise during a winter solstice ceremony in Tiwanaku, 43.5 miles from La Paz. (© David Mercado/Reuters/Corbis)

Winter Solstice Ceremony, La Paz, Bolivia

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The celebration took place amid the ruins of the ancient city of Tiwanaku, with religious

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Bolivians throw offerings of coca leaves onto a fire during an event to celebrate Aymara New Year or Willka Kuti (also the winter solstice).

Solstice celebrations.

Indigenous Bolivians of the Aymara culture hold their hands up to receive the

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Bolivia's indigenous stand next to the Bennett Monolith during sunrise celebrations of the winter solstice in

Aymara women raise their hands to receive the first sunbeams during a June 21 ceremony marking

Winter solstice ceremony in Tiahunaco, outside La Paz.

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The celebrations began at dawn in cold temperatures as followers warmed to the first rays of

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Winter Solstice or Willkakuti in Tiwanaku

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Bolivia's President Evo Morales (C) celebrates the sunrise during a winter solstice ceremony in Tiwanaku, Bolivia June 21, 2011.

The Aymara celebrate winter solstice. At first sign of the sun, people hold up their hands to greet the light. (© Jenny Matthews/In Pictures/Corbis)

The Winter Solstice celebrations aren't just an invention of the ancient Europeans. Native Americans and indigenousness people all over the world celebrated ...

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Bolivian President Evo Morales delivers a speech during a celebration for the Aymara New Year at the presidential residence in La Paz.

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An Aymara witchdoctor makes an offering at sunrise during a winter solstice ceremony in Tiwanaku. (© DAVID MERCADO/Reuters/Corbis)

La Paz, Bolivia. 21st June, 2018. A indigenous music group play native rhythms during the celebration of the Andean New Year, in La Paz, Bolivia, ...

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Two groups perform winter solstice ceremonies atop La Cumbre Pass, near La Paz, at 15,260 feet. (Jenny Matthews/Corbis)

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La Paz, Bolivia. 18th June, 2018. Indigenous Bolivian Aymaras participate in a

Bolivian indigenous people descend from a mountain after celebrations for the Aymara festival of Willkakuti in

An Aymara priest blows a "pututu" (a traditional wind instrument made with

Image. Aymara indigenous people celebrating the sunrise of the southern hemisphere's winter solstice ...

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... much at any time of year, you can rest assured there will likely be an event to celebrate. Bolivia's festivals are colorful, alive, all-consuming, ...


Celebrating the rise of the sun on the winter solstice outise La Paz, Bolivia.

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Los aymaras In the pre-Columbian ruins of Tihuanaku, an Aymara priest blows on

On June 17, 2009, by means of supreme decree, Bolivian president Evo Morales, of Aymara origin, declared that every 21st of June was to be a national ...

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Bolivian indigenous people play Andean music before the celebration of the rising sun during a winter

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An Aymara man blows into a shell during a ceremony in El Alto near La Paz

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Fast forward to modern day Bolivia and there are numerous intriguing events to attend for Aymara New Year. You can see the sun rise at the ruins of Tiwanaku ...

Bolivians hold up their hands to receive the warmth and energy of the rising sun at an event to celebrate Aymara New Year or Willka Kuti (also the winter ...

People observe the first rays of sun as they appear through the "Door of the Sun" at the ruins of the ancient city of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, June 21, 2018.

Ayahuasca ceremony in celebration for the summer solstice and Willkakuti (the Aymara New Year )

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Members of the Aymara indigenous community from Tiahuanacu town attend a ceremony marking the start of

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June 24, 2017 Cotacachi, Ecuador: closeup of indigenous kichwa men participating in a parade at summer solstice

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Thousands of indigenous people celebrate the summer solstice and the harvest with a traditional dance in

Aymara indigenous men and women attend a new years ritual at the ruins of the ancient

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Aymara indigenous musicians play flutes and drums after receiving the first rays of sunlight during a

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA, 21st June. Aymara amautas or spiritual leaders wait to receive the rising sun with local people at an event to celebrate Aymara New Year or ...

Bolivia is a festive country filled with endless traditional celebrations that every visitor should experience at least once in their life.

Winter Solstice

Aymara indigenous men attend a new years' ritual at the ruins from the ancient civilization

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Winter Solstice is the day when light is reborn out of the darkness of winter. Our days start to become longer and lead us back to the beauty of spring and ...