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Though the Inca may be gone and their ruins slowly eroding, their memory does not. Festivals in Peru celebrate their ancient ancestors while celebrating their faith. Inti Raymi gathers thousands to honor the sun god of the Inca and to celebrate the winter solstice. Don’t be fooled by festivals of faith: Peruvians still have a good time at them. Dancing, drinking and reveling often last for days at some festivals like Virgen del Carmen and Virgen de la Candelaria. If you come for the ruins, stay for the party.