June has made its appearance and it seems that the entire world has started to celebrate the beginning of the summer. Every country began to celebrate in its own style, from performing arts to religious ceremonies and festivals. June is also the month when people start to focus on their vacations and decide where they want to go. Well, there are plenty of beautiful places and destinations that have so much to offer, especially now, when it is summer. To be mentioned that in June, there are several ceremonies and festivals that must be seen. Here are three of the best places to visit in the month of June.
Inti Raymi Festival in Cusco
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Inti Raymi Festival is considered to be the second largest festival in South America. This interesting festival is celebrated in Cusco and is also known as the Festival of the Sun. Inti Raymi Festival originated many years ago with the Incas who celebrated the winter solstice, which is in June in the southern hemisphere. After the Spanish conquered the Inca, the festival was banned, but returned in the mid-20th century. Nowadays, Peruvians are dressing up with traditional costumes and celebrate the Inti Raymi Festival, dancing and attending parades.
Saint Petersburg White Nights Festival
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Saint Petersburg is one of the cities in the world that celebrate June in a great way. The people from Saint Petersburg attend the annual White Nights Festival, which takes place from May to July, with great events. They can also enjoy artistic performances, like ballet, opera and other genres of music. The Scarlet Sails is probably the main attraction at the White Nights Festival, because it features huge and amazing fireworks.
Barbados Crop Over
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This festival is the best opportunity to celebrate and be thankful for a great growing season, especially for sugar cane. If we take a step back in history, we will see that in the 1780s, Barbados was probably the largest producer of sugar cane in the world. Unfortunately, the sugar industry started to fall and the Crop Over celebration ended near the 1940s, but resurrected in the 1970s. Nowadays, people still celebrate this great festival, with a huge parade, calypso music, lots of food and carnivals.
June is one of the best months in the year, especially because it announces the beginning of the summer and the vacation. Where do you want to go this June?