Fun-Filled Festivals in Bolivia

Fun-Filled Festivals in Bolivia

It is no secret that Bolivians love a good party. From the spiritual and traditional, to the more wild and westernised, Bolivia’s festivals are unique, colourful, and voracious; a fantastic experience for any fun loving traveler. What’s so wonderful about...
Festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana

Festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana

At the beginning of February each year, people from all over the world make the pilgrimage to the glimmering shores of Lake Titicaca to honour the Patroness of Bolivia, Our Lady of Copacabana. From the 2nd to the 5th, the usually sleepy fishing village of Copacabana...
San Juan Festival (Fiesta de San Juan)

San Juan Festival (Fiesta de San Juan)

Held on one of Bolivia’s coldest nights of the year is a festival known for its large bon-fires, copious drinking and fearsome fire-walking. Each year on June 23rd, the Catholic festival of San Juan Batista is celebrated countrywide to coincide with...
Carnival in Oruro  (Carnaval de Oruro)

Carnival in Oruro (Carnaval de Oruro)

Situated at dizzying heights in the arid Altiplano region of Bolivia is a mining town home to one of the most famous festivals in all of South America. Each year on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday, the usually sleepy Oruro comes alive, hosting the world renowned...
All Saints’ Day (Todos Santos)

All Saints’ Day (Todos Santos)

A combination of indigenous tradition and Catholic beliefs, November 1st marks Todos Santos, or All Saints’ Day, a day in which Bolivian families gather to welcome the returning dead. Viewed as a celebration of reciprocity, this is the time of the year when the...
Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Far from being morbid, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the day when Bolivian families celebrate, commemorate and farewell the visiting dead. On November 2nd, cemeteries throughout Bolivia host thousands of visitors who decorate the graves of the dead with...
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