Bolivia is located in west-central South America.
Northern and eastern Brazil
South: Paraguay and Argentina
West: Chile and Peru
*3.1 Surface area: 1,098,581 km ².
*3.2 Population: 10.5 million.
*3.1 Its territory covers an important part of the Andes, the Altiplano, the Amazon Rainforest and the Great Chaco, allowing it to be categorized as mega-diverse country. It is one of the twocountries in America without a coastline.
*3.2 The Bolivian population is multicultural ethnically distributed mestizo-Indian origin, descendants of white Creoles, afro-bolivianos and a lower proportion of descendants of European and Asian migrants.
*3.3 The main religion is Catholicism, with growth of Protestants, though today there is also indigenous religions as the ayllu in the Andeanregion, and other indigenous beliefs of the tropics. With the immigration of blacks are also preserved their customs, although all of this has been mixed with Christianity, with a mixing of cultures and thoughts between European and indigenous
*3 HOLY WEEK IN BOLIVIA
Easter is the oldest and most important celebration in Bolivia. It commemorates the resurrection of Christ after being crucifiedthree days earlier. It symbolizes new life.
Easter falls on different dates each year, usually in late March or in April because the date is based on the lunar calendar, not our usual solar calendar.
Holy week is a time for reflection and meditation for those who celebrate this religious festival.
start the celebration with Holy Thursday. people begin going to the churches at mid-day tohelp in preparing the altar of Santo Sepulcro.
Bolivian people participate in church services, concerts, ritual blessings, processions and traditional food.
Various churches around the nation schedule additional masses and services to celebrate the "Triduo Pascual. The holly week is very colorful and traditional.
The holly week in Bolivia is observed with a range of celebration from themost solemny religious acts to a mix of pagan festival parties.
Holly week begins on Palm Sunday, on which day Christians remember the day when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem after. On that day his followers lay palm fronds down on the road before him; this ritual was reserved only for kings and heroes.
In Santa Cruz many carry palm fronds and have them blessed by the priests at their localCatholic Church. Palm Sunday is the day Holy Week begins, which commemorates the last days of Jesus’ life before he was crucified.
*2 While catholic people build religious objects made of palm, pagans make and sell handcrafts. There are crosses, but there also wallets, hats, key chains that placed behind the door of their houses to protect them and drive away demons.
*1 Maundy Thursdaypeople remember the last supper with his disciples; also this is the day when Jesus instituted the Eucharist, he washed his disciple’s feet and showed them they were all to love each other equally regardless of their social stature. This day the religious ceremony begins with the Via Cruces is shared communion and made a tour to the churches.
*2 People work only half a day on Maundy Thursday toprepare for the elaboration of the 12 traditional dishes. The markets provide all this dishes too.
In addition, the national government applies the “dry law”. Beginning at midnight Thursday and lasting through midnight Friday, no alcoholic beverages of any kind may be sold or served anywhere in the country.
*1 Good Friday is the day when Christ was crucified to forgive the sins of believers bytaking on their punishment for them. His death paid the penalty for their sins, not his own.
The procession is headed by the President together with local authorities and the department, as well as senior military officers. Under police surveillance at all times both to protect the procession to the authorities as to rise from their seats to pass images to watching the procession
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