On June 24th Cusco celebrated it’s anniversary. The entire month they have celebrations and parades. By the end of the month all the celebration really gets old. They save the best for last though and on June 24th have a huge parade that starts at 9 a.m. in one location and then moves to two other locations. Inti Raymi is a reenactment of how the Inca’s celebrated the winter solstice and worshipped the sun god – Inti. This was the first time that we actually went to see the parade and reenactment and it was all about worshiping a false god. While it was interesting to see it was sad to know how many died centuries ago without knowing the true God and how many now still do not know the one, true God.
We finished up kid’s club this month with ice cream sundaes! Who doesn’t like ice cream, especially with chocolate sauce, marshmallows, gummy bears and whip cream? We did have one girl who wouldn’t eat her ice cream because she had a cold. It is common here not to drink cold drinks; most of the time water and pop are room temperature or hot! When a person is “resfriado” or has a cold that rule applies not just to drinks but to food as well. I tried to convince her this wouldn’t hurt her cold anymore and she did reluctantly take a couple of bites.