Devil’s Carnival (La Diablada) 2025

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When: Friday, February 28, 2025 - Monday, March 3, 2025
Carnival in Bolivia - Photo: Deutsch []
Carnival in Bolivia
Photo: Deutsch []

Devil’s Carnival or in its local name La Diablada, is held once a year  in Oruru, a mountain silver mining town, which is located 3,710 meters high above sea level, approximately 230 km south to the capital La Paz.

The central motive of the carnival is the figure of the devil. The celebrators who combine Indian pagan habits with Christian habits create a marvelous authentic mixture of dance, music, tempo, clothing and color. The dance of the celebrators in the holiday parade helps the Virgen del Sovacón to drive away the devil and the evil.

Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for tickets and accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance

The carnival is known as one of the most authentic carnivals which are held in South America. The visitors can expect a unique culture experience.


For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Oruro and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Lladiablada de Oruro
Phone: +591 (4) 4260484
+591 (2) 5250482

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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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Spanish 60.7% (official), Quechua 21.2% (official), Aymara 14.6% (official), foreign languages 2.4%, other 1.2% (2001 census)
Central South America, southwest of Brazil.
Varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid
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Viceministerio de Turismo, Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, Inversi363n y Turismo A. Mcal. Santa Cruz Palacio de las Comunicaciones, Piso 16 Telephone: +591-2-2367463 or 2367464 or 2367441 or 2358213 Fax: +591-2-2374630
Bolivia background and overview
Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor majority. However, since taking office, his controversial strategies have exacerbated racial and economic tensions between the Amerindian populations of the Andean west and the non-indigenous communities of the eastern lowlands.
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