This festival has been proclaimed a masterpiece of the Heritage of Humanity and is a truly outstanding event. The spectacle is performed by over 30 thousand costumed dancers and singers over a 4 km-long demonstration designed to celebrate the Virgin of the Candle Mass. Performers reenact the fight between Good and Evil.
During 4 days the revellers indulge in spirits and festive delicacies, and the culmination of the merriment takes place on the last day with a huge water battle. The Oruro Carnaval has been happening for around 2 millennia, and nowadays reflects both ancient Aymara traditions and Christian beliefs. It is held in the middle of Bolivian summer, around February.