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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)