| 24 February 2024, Saturday |

Bolivia’s Oruro carnival concluded

In Bolivia, the annual drums festival has ended after a yearlong suspension due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Dancers in colorful attires, wearing layers of make-up and dazzling masks, competed in the performance and danced on drums with the sound of cymbals twirled their way to kick off Bolivia’s main Oruro carnival, which is one of the most famous performances in the festival.

It is noteworthy that the Bolivian Folk Carnival is considered one of the most important festivals in South America, and UNESCO declared the carnival as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2001. It is also regarded as one of the most striking festivals in South America since it displaces a panoply of popular arts expressed in masks, textiles, and embroidery.

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