Traditions & Holidays | Bolivian Life
Halloween: The Scary Side of Bolivia

Halloween: The Scary Side of Bolivia

Halloween is gaining popularity throughout Latin America, but it’s still somewhat of a foreign concept. Rather than being treated as a holiday in its own right, Bolivia’s Halloween celebrations (on 31st October) have sort of merged with the existing celebrations...
The Aymara New Year: Looking Back to the Future?

The Aymara New Year: Looking Back to the Future?

One of the biggest events in the Bolivian calendar is the Amayra New Year. On the 21st of June, Bolivia observes a national holiday in recognition of the Aymara who inhabit the West of Bolivia and Southern Peru. Coinciding with the winter solstice, the New Year...
Myths Exposed, False Legends of Bolivia

Myths Exposed, False Legends of Bolivia

A new book, Mitos Expuestos, Leyendas Falsas de Bolivia (Myths Exposed, False Legends of Bolivia), questions the truth of some accepted chapters in Bolivia’s history. The book was compiled by Bolivian historian Rosario Barahona and American researcher Nicholas...
Mothers Day: Bolivian Women Dying For Freedom

Mothers Day: Bolivian Women Dying For Freedom

Like many countries all over the world, Mothers Day in Bolivia is a celebration of the women who gave us life and the maternal influence they bring, not only to their own households, but the wider community as well. For many, it’s a day to show appreciation and...