highland until the warm lands of the forest, the magic of the
local festivities disturbs the cities and towns of Bolivia, generating
an authentic recreation whirlwind, in which the Andean music,
dance and rituals are, part of the processions, the prayers and
the incense smothers.
There is not
even one corner of Bolivia where the carnival or a religious festivity
is not celebrated. During the celebration, one can feel people's
warmness and appreciate the beautiful choreographies and wardrobes
of the typical dancers and the impulse of the musical notes.
the festivities, the carnival is, without any doubt, the most
important in the tourist calendar. The celebration seems to be
endless, people invade the streets to watch the dance of numerous
folkloric bands that offer a wonderful show of music and varied
most attractive and showy dances is the famous Diablada, where
groups of "devils" (men and women wearing frightening
showy masks) carry out jumps and twirls in a simulated fight between
the good ones and the bad ones.
In Oruro -the folkloric capital city of Bolivia- those "devils"
surrender cult to the Virgin of El Socavón, that according
to the legend, defeated to the armies of toads, vipers, ants and
condors that were sent by the wicked Huari (evil force) to destroy
is to get in touch with history and tradition. It is to know how
to appreciate the ancestral inheritance of the tiahuanacos and
the incas that beyond building archaeological monuments, left
invaluable cultural wealth.