Oruro was once the most important source of tin in the world and an important economic center for Bolivia. Since tin prices plummeted in 1985, the mining industry in Oruro has declined, but the city’s cultural life is still very much thriving and is especially spectacular to observe during the famous Oruro Carnival festivities. During the boisterous event, the town springs to life. Demonic dancers take to the streets along with an elaborately costumed cohort, a giant procession parades through town and the final day, Día del Agua, is marked by a massive water fight. The Oruro carnival is one of the most popular annual events in South America, so naturally, you’ll have to make plans to attend far in advance. For those planning Bolivia family tours or indeed a vacation of any kind to the country around the time of Mardi Gras, this renowned folkloric festival is a must.
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