Bolivia

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Easter in Bolivia

Easter is celebrated as a religious holiday in Bolivia, although in some parts chocolate bunnies and egg hunts are beginning to catch on.

SHORT INFORMATION

Overview of Bolivia

Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, and Chile and Peru to the west.

Capital:
- Sucre (constitutional capital)
- La Paz (seat of government)

Largest city: Santa Cruz de la Sierra

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Bolivian cuisine

Bolivian cuisine stems mainly from the combination of Spanish cuisine with traditional Indigenous Aymara ingredients, with later influences from Argentinians, Germans, Italians, Basques, Russians, Poles, and Arabs due to the arrival of immigrants from those countries. The three traditional staples of Bolivian cuisine are corn, potatoes, and beans. These ingredients have been combined with a number of staples brought by the Spanish, such as rice, wheat, and meat, including beef, pork, and chicken.