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Events in Bolivia

La Paz is Full of Exciting Events and Festivals All Year Long

With each local event taking place just moments from the hotel, Casa Grande Suites invites guests to enjoy the rich culture, eclectic beauty and many personalities of La Paz, Bolivia. From annual events, seasonal festivals and holiday celebrations to urban markets and carnivals, there’s always something special to do. Please view the event calendar below to learn more about what’s on during your visit. When planning your stay, our front desk staff is happy to help with tickets and travel arrangements throughout the city.

Easter

Each Palm Sunday, an agricultural fair features animals, fruits and vegetables for sale, as well as traditional foods. On Good Friday, thousands make a pilgrimage on foot from La Paz to Copacabana.

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Labor Day

Each Labor Day in La Paz, most businesses and government offices in La Paz close for Día Internacional Del Trabajo, a day of parades, demonstrations and other events honoring the daily worker. 

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Aymara New Year

Held on the day the earth is the farthest from the sun, Aymara New Year features ceremonies in the Valle de la Luna and Tiawanaku, which the Aymara consider one of their sacred places.

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Independence Day

Also known as Dia de la Patria, this two-day celebration features patriotic marches, military parades, gun salutes, street dances and cultural events reflecting the rich heritage of Bolivia. 

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Todos Santos

Todos Santos, or All Saints’ Day, is a day on which Bolivian families gather to welcome the returning dead with family feasts and ceremonies. 

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Christmas

Each Christmas season, La Paz becomes a holiday wonderland, with shop windows decorated with Nativity scenes and Christmas trees and the streets filled with colored lights, street vendors and plenty of Christmas music. While their parents sell their crafts, children often roam the streets playing Christmas carols with native instruments like pinquillos (traditional flutes), charangos (small, 5-stringed guitars) and tarkas (square flutes).

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New Year’s Eve

This festive celebration to ring in the New Year features parties, parades and fireworks, with agricultural fairs in the rural areas. 

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Feria de la Miniatura (Alasitas)

The feast of Alasitas, which in Aymara means "buy," showcases beautifully made miniature objects from skilled local craftsmen at booths throughout the city. 

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