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Festival of the Gran Poder

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Bolivia - La Paz

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From: 2015.06.02 To: 2015.06.02

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Celebrated all over Bolivia, but most fervently in La Paz, the Festival of the Gran Poder (All Powerful) began as a dance devoted to Jesus Christ in the 1930s. Coinciding with the indigenous new year (Aymara New Year) this festival has swelled in numbers and is an all night party not to be missed. Parades down the streets of La Paz celebrate the ethnic traditions of the city as groups compete to have the most extravagant costumes and songs. The dark figure of Christ is also carried in a procession, although you might need to step on your tippy toes to get a glimpse of him.

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