BOLIVIANS PRAY FOR GOOD FORTUNE AT TRADITIONAL ALASITAS FESTIVAL

3023Published: January 25, 2017Updated: January 26, 20175 views
Published: January 25, 2017Updated: January 26, 2017

On January 24 each year, people from all over Bolivia flock to La Paz to take part in the traditional Alasitas Festival which is a shopper’s paradise.

They fill their baskets with miniature versions of things they desire – everything from cars, houses computers – to give to Ekeko the God of abundance, in the hope he will being therm good fortune. And it is all carried out with a priest’s blessing.

“I have always received this blessing from the Father. May he bless me with a house, money, work and good health,” said one woman.

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