On August 1 Pachamama Day is celebrated. It is the most popular celebration of the native peoples of Latin America to worship Mother Earth, “Pacha” in Aymara and Quechua means earth, world, universe.
Pachamama Raymi, which means in Castilian “Feast of Mother Earth” is held in Cusco where we pay homage to Mother Earth in gratitude for the blessings bestowed upon their crops, they used to support their families throughout the year.
The tradition of venerating the Pachamama dates from pre-Hispanic times, the Inca people considered the protective deity of the Inca Empire, dedicated to nourish and preserve the well-being of man. This celebration is an act of reciprocity and praise to nature, according to the Andean cultures, to continue maintaining alliances with man.
The Incas had a lot of respect to the Apus (mountains) and Pachamama (goddess of fertility), like the Sun God (Inti), and its main deities. Why performing ceremonies of worship to Mother Earth as a thanksgiving for the harvest. that day do not work with farmers to leave the land rest, beginning the ritual of payment. This is to provide food worked and produced by the Pachamama, also coca leaves, seeds huairuro, chicha and other beverages. Provisions must be cooked in a sign of respect to the ground, then dig the hole and all supplies as feeding put Mother Earth.
At present, villagers performed this ancient ritual with an Andean priest known as “Pako”, he is responsible for conducting the “haywasqa” (payment to the earth) on a multicolored blanket.
hunger and thirst, the main reason for conducting this celebration, considering the land as a source of life for residents. In addition, to continue the worship, the people sings to earth as thanks and then the dancers dance music cusqueño typical village.
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