St John the Baptist Day

Religious in Otavalo

June 24 is known locally as La Fiesta de San Juan, or Inti Raymi. It is said that local indígenas live and die to celebrate this event, saving money year-round for costumes, food and drink. The festivities continue through June 29, the Day of St Peter & St Paul. There's a boating regatta on Laguna de San Pablo, as well as celebrations in nearby Ilumán.