Hello everyone and welcome back. Today is a holiday blog, all about Easter. How does Bolivia celebrate Easter? Find out now.Bolivian Easter
In Bolivia, Easter is celebrated religiously, however in some parts massive bunnies that deliver colored eggs filled with chocolate (seriously, who thought up that idea) are starting to catch on. Image Source
In Santa Cruz de la Sierra people attend church, rituals, concerts, and processions. Some places to visit during Easter in Bolivia are the Jesuit Missions, left by the Spaniards. Here are century-old missions that have been renovated. You can hear the locals playing music taught to them by the ancient Spaniards 500 years ago.
The churches all around the nation celebrate "Triduo Pascual" which means the three most important days of Easter: these are good Friday all the way to Resurrection Day. It's all very colorful.
One tradition during Easter in Bolivia is that 12 meals are cooked. One for each of the apostles. It is celebrated the entire week. It starts on Palm Sunday, which is actually next Sunday. (Unless, of course you're reading this in the future). That's something I never tought about. Now I'm thinking about someone reading this in the future and it's been like 3 years.
Anyway back to Bolivian Easter. So if you're a fan of the Easter Bunny and chocolate eggs, (although you can buy them in some stores for the children) that tradition isn't to known in Bolivia.
So that's Bolivian Easter in a nutshell. Now you know a bit about Easter in a different tradition. How is Easter celebrated where YOU'RE from?