Carnival of Oruro in 20222022-02-24
The Oruro Carnival is a great celebration of the Bolivian people that takes place every year in the city of Oruro in Bolivia, the Carnival is the most distinctive in South America along with the Brazilian Carnival. Oruro is a city located in western Bolivia with a strong religious atmosphere. During the week of Carnival, people dress in colorful costumes singing and dancing in the streets, delighting in a special way.
Among the dances that take place in the carnival, the "Diablada" is the most representative. The dancer wears a mask that symbolizes the devil. This is not only the representation of the victory of justice over the wicked, but also the combination of traditional culture, Christian culture and folk art of indigenous people are vividly displayed. In 2001, UNESCO cataloged the Oruro Carnival as "Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity".
The official holidays of the Oruro Carnival in 2022 are February 28 and March 1, while the civil celebrations usually last a week before and after the official holiday. At the same time, this year is also the first time that the Bolivian government decided to restart the carnival celebrations after being affected by the global epidemic.