When looking for beaches in South America, Bolivia may not be the best destination. Why? Because it is a landlocked country. But what it lacks in sparkling crystalline waters it amply makes up with thick Amazon rainforests hugging its interior, rugged peaks of Cordillera Real around Sorata, and the highest elevations in South America. Bolivia, due to its geography, can easily be said as the remotest part of the continent. Its rugged character makes it the windiest and coldest region in South America, and the vast arable land means that agriculture is its primary economic endeavor. This is reflected in the Bolivia calendar 2013 as the Agrarian Reform Law is celebrated every year on its anniversary. Other holidays include the following celebrations.
New Year – Bolivia follows the Gregorian calendar, and celebrates the first day of the year with joyous anticipation and loads of pomp.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria
Feast of the Lady of Candles – Bolivia has a significant Catholic population and the majority are Marian devotees.
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Good Friday – Bolivian Catholics commemorate this day as the death of their Savior on the cross.
Friday, 29 April 2013
Domingo de Pascua
Easter – Christians rejoice as their Savior is risen on the third day after his crucifixion.
Sunday, 31 April 2013
Día del Trabajador
Labor Day – As much of Bolivia is agricultural, the laborers’ contribution to the economic welfare of the country is recognized on this day.
Monday, 1 May 2013
Año Nuevo Andino Amazónico
Andean-Amazonic New Year – This day in the Bolivia calendar 2013 marks the day when the winter solstice starts, itself the traditional beginning of the Aymara (Bolivia’s indigenous people) New Year. This holiday is relatively new, only declared officially in 2010.
Friday, 21 June 2013
Día de la Revolución Agraria, Productiva y Comunitaria
Agrarian Reform Day – This day marks the promulgation of the Agrarian Reform Law in 1953. This was also officially declared the Dia del Indio (Day of the Indian) in 1937 by the then President German Busch.
Thursday, 2 August 2013
Dia de la Patria
Independence Day – This was the day when Bolivar, liberated by its hero where the country got its name (Simon Bolivar), achieved independent status from her colonizer, Spain.
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
All Saints’ Day – As opposed to Argentina, Bolivia, like all other Christian nations around the world, considers Todos Santos a national holiday. On this day in the Bolivia calendar 2013, relatives pay respects to their dead, clean their graveyards, and offer food and prayers.
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Christmas Day – Bolivia joins the rest of the Christendom in the celebration of the birth of their savior.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Bolivia Holidays in 2013. .!!