Bolivia

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Bolivian Holidays

Bolivian Holidays are a central part of life in Bolivia, home to some of the most sacred shrines and a large population of descendants of the Inca. 70% of the population still lives according to traditional ways, so this is a place that is alive with festival and ceremony.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Christmas in Bolivia

In Bolivia Christmas (Navidad) continues to be deeply religious, maintaining the original meaning and purpose of the holiday. Most families set up a “pesebre” (nativity scene) in their homes and churches usually have very large ones somewhere outside the main door. The word pesebre literally means "stable". Sometimes people call them "nacimientos" (nativity scenes).

SHORT INFORMATION

Water resources of Bolivia

Bolivia’s main waterways consist exclusively of rivers, lakes and lagoons as the country is landlocked and has no seaport. Lake Titicaca in the western Andes region is the highest navigable lake in the world. To the North and East several major Amazon tributaries are used. In Southeast Bolivia’s Pantanal region, there are several small ports along the Paraguay River and its tributaries.