Bolivia Tradition Parade: Participants Celebrate Colourful Great Power Festival

In a fusion of Catholic and Indigenous Beliefs, thousands of Bolivians participated in the annual lord of the great power dance festival in La Paz.

After a two-year absence due to covid-19 restrictions, the folkloric festival made its comeback to worship the lord of the great power, whose image is removed from a local church to head the procession.

Wearing shiny white costumes and masks, dancers represent African slaves who worked in Bolivian Silver Mines.

The dancers' shoes, flexible and colorful enough to match the dresses to withstand hours of dancing are cut and sewn by hand.