January 30, 2014

Alasitas: Bolivia's Bizarre Festival of Miniatures

Paula Dear, BBC News

The Associated Press

Bolivia's Alasitas festival is a bizarre buying frenzy that mixes ancient traditions and beliefs with modern-day religion and consumerism. Thousands turn out to buy everything they want in the coming year, in miniature form, in the hope that the gods will convert their dreams into life-sized reality.

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