© Carlos Orias
Unlike in the majority of countries, where people visit the dead with deep sorrow, here in Bolivia, everything is different. On the Day of the Dead the cemeteries are full of merry people, who eat barbeque, play the guitar, and sing songs to the dead right beside the graves and crypts instead of mourning. They bring flowers and other small gifts to their ancestors and enjoy the feast. The most spectacular celebration takes place at the cemetery of La Paz. The celebration starts on the 31st of October continues to the 2nd of November.