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Virgen de la Candelaria 2020

The celebration consists of a festive mass, colourful dancing, and the Road to Cavalry which bestows the mercy of the virgin

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This colourful religious festival can be divided into three parts: the solemn, the entertaining, and the trial. Solemnity is represented by mass, entertainment is provided by vivid costumed dancing processions winding along the streets of the host village of Copacabana, and finally the trial enables participants to partially feel the sufferings of Jesus Christ through an imitation of the road to Cavalry. Many set off to climb the steep slopes to eventually receive affection and protection from the Virgin of Candelaria. The festival is held annually around early February.

Virgen de la Candelaria in Bolivia - Best Season 2019