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Urkupiña Festival in Quillacollo, near Cochabamba

Urkupiña Festival in Quillacollo, near Cochabamba

If you’d ask me which one was my favorite, I’d say this one. What a spectacle! It was huge, it was colorful, it was a happy event while emotional for the participants when finally entering that church and paying their respects to the Virgin. We stayed one long day watching the parade, which went on into the night, and which was followed by other rituals elsewhere the following day.

The official date of the Urkupiña Festival is August 14-18, however, the last few years the event has started on August 13, with the Autochthonous Parade, so you may want to check the exact date when you’re in the area.