Festival fuses Bolivia’s Catholic and indigenous traditions

Colourful costumes, dancing and a massive feast are among features of one of the world's most extravagant festivals, held in Bolivia.

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    Colourful costumes, dancing and a massive feast are among the features of one of the world's most extravagant festivals held in Bolivia.

     

    The three-day celebration is part of a tradition that began in the 17th century. Catholic and indigenous traditions come together in this festival showcasing Bolivia's folklore and faith.

     

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from La Paz, Bolivia.


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