Months and celebrations of the Inca calendar

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Months and celebrations of the Inca calendar
Gregorian months Andean months approximate translation
December Capac Raimi, Capac Quilla the lord festival; the month of rest
January Zarap Tuta Cavai Mitan the time to watch the growing corn
February Paucar Varai the time to wear loincloths
March Pacha Pucuy Quilla the month of the land's maturation
April Camai Quilla [Inti Raymi in state calendar] the month of harvest and rest
May Zara Muchuy Quilla Aymoray Quilla dry corn to be stored
June Papa Allai Mitan Pacha
Haucai Cusqui potato harvest
rest from harvesting
July Chacra Conaqui Quilla the month of redistributing lands
August Chacra Yapuy Quilla Hailly the month to open lands coming into cultivation with songs of triumph
September Zara Tarpuy Quilla Coia Raymi Quilla the month for planting; also, the Festival of the Queen
October Chacramanta Pisco Carcoy the time to scare birds out of newly planted fields
November Chacra Parcay the time to irrigate fields
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