Fiesta de la Virgen de Urkupiña (Urkapinia) festival 2022

When: Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Monday, August 15, 2022 - Estimated date!
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Urkapinia) festival
Fiesta de la Virgen de Urkupiña (Urkapinia) festival)
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The city of Quillacollo in the central eastern part of Bolivia holds the Urkupiña Festival every year.
This is a Catholic religious event in honor of the Virgin of Urkupiña.

According to faith and tradition, at the end of the seventeenth century, the image of the Virgin Mary was revealed on a local hill, carrying her son in her hands. The revelation left a strong impression on the believers, who since then and annually mark the occasion with ceremonies ,prayers and festival.

Thousands of people, local and tourists pour into town and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time.

The colorful and festive festival is celebrated every year for three days around August 15th. Mass prayers and processions march to the Holy Hill with hope to experience the spirit of the Virgin.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Quillacollo and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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For your attention – COVID-19 !

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.


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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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