Pachamama Day


August 1st is Earth Day for the Andean towns, La Pachamama or Mother Earth is a divinity and is the basis of the belief system and the Andean rituals since pre-Inca times. This represents the earth in the broadest sense of the word or all nature that gives us the space and resources we need to live. Pachamama is our Mother nature and she is everywhere, but we can find special places to which people consider sacred.

pago pachamama 02 photo: RPP

Every year, the month of August, andean people perform a ceremony of worship and thanksgiving that is the payment to the Pachamama or payment to land, most important ritual performed by Andean peoples, this is done thanking for food and protection provided to us, asking livelihood or apologizing for any offense committed against the Earth.





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