Today’s Holiday: Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia

Today’s Holiday:
Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia

The Carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia, continue for an entire week and include music, dancing, eating and drinking, and offerings to Pachamama, or Mother Earth. The highlight is the parade that begins with a series of vehicles carrying items made from gold and silver. Next are the Diablos, costumed with horns made from plaster; the Incas and the Tobas, who perform war dances; the llama drivers, or llameros; followed by the Callahuallas, or witch doctors. The parade ends with the entry of all into the church for a mass in honor of the Virgen del Socavón. More…:

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