Birmingham Diocese/Christ Church Visit to Bolivia 2013

La Paz, Saturday 27 July

Carnival time

Dancing in the street

We spent a couple of hours watching one of the three major street carnivals that happen each year in Bolivia. This one is organised by universities and it was amazing to see the enthusiasm of the students who took part. Bolivians take cultural activities very seriously and they are an essential part of all university courses.

Dancers and costumes at the street carnival in La Paz

The variety and detail of the costumes also amazed us. We only saw a small part of the parade which went on all day.

Dancers and costumes at the street carnival in La Paz

The whole event was bright, noisy and great fun!


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