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.