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Fiesta de la Virgen de Urkupiña (Urkapinia) festival 2018
Where: Quillacollo, Bolivia
When:  Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Thursday, August 16, 2018
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...(read more)
Devil's Carnival (La Diablada) 2019
Where: Oruro, Bolivia
When:  Friday, March 1, 2019 - Monday, March 4, 2019
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...(read more)