Christmas & New Years Eve in Bolivia

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Hi there - just wonderig if ayone has had any experience of spending Christmas &/or New Years Eve in Bolivia. via Lonely Planet

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esperanza

Somerset, KY

#1 Dec 16, 2007
what do you guys do for new year's and new year's eve? I have been looking up bolivia since i was in forth grade[now i'm in eighth] and i could never find it out so could you please tell me?
Pablo

Powell, TN

#2 Dec 17, 2007
I wouldn't go to Bolivia at this time. The president is creating political chaos there because of his socialist ways. No concept of private property. There are several protests a week and some are quite violent. Bolivia is a beautiful country that is being destroyed by a socialist president.
David

Rockville, MD

#3 Dec 18, 2007
It all depends what area of Bolivia you live in, growing up in Bolivia we write letters to baby Jesus and not Santa, on Christmas eve we would visit friends and neighbors and dance “villansicos” in front of their nativity sets, “villansicos” are our Christmas carols. Just before midnight we would take our baby Jesus to mass “misa de gallo” and it was time to eat and open presents. Christmas day was usually spent outside; at a pool or a picnic (you have to remember that it is summer time there). New year’s eve you dance all night and in the morning you eat “Fricase”, we have this typical songs for new year’s eve that are like maquarena, you dance in a group, they are a lot of fun.
Muleman

United States

#4 Dec 18, 2007
Pablo wrote:
I wouldn't go to Bolivia at this time. The president is creating political chaos there because of his socialist ways. No concept of private property. There are several protests a week and some are quite violent. Bolivia is a beautiful country that is being destroyed by a socialist president.
Spoken well..and so true.!!!!
Muleman

United States

#5 Dec 18, 2007
David wrote:
It all depends what area of Bolivia you live in, growing up in Bolivia we write letters to baby Jesus and not Santa, on Christmas eve we would visit friends and neighbors and dance “villansicos” in front of their nativity sets,“villansicos” are our Christmas carols. Just before midnight we would take our baby Jesus to mass “misa de gallo” and it was time to eat and open presents. Christmas day was usually spent outside; at a pool or a picnic (you have to remember that it is summer time there). New year’s eve you dance all night and in the morning you eat “Fricase”, we have this typical songs for new year’s eve that are like maquarena, you dance in a group, they are a lot of fun.
True..we did this in Santa cruz, as well.
who

West Hartford, CT

#6 Dec 19, 2007
http://yhspatriot.yorktown.arlington.k12.va.u...
you might find some good information on this website
mac

La Paz, Bolivia

#7 Dec 31, 2007
Pablo wrote:
I wouldn't go to Bolivia at this time. The president is creating political chaos there because of his socialist ways. No concept of private property. There are several protests a week and some are quite violent. Bolivia is a beautiful country that is being destroyed by a socialist president.
You are talking out of your backside. I´m here now and it´s fantastic
pissed off with cambas

Providence, RI

#8 Dec 31, 2007
mac wrote:
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You are talking out of your backside. I´m here now and it´s fantastic
what do you expect from a traitor? anyway, I havent ever lived in bolivia during the winter (since my stupid rich family forces me to go to the school oversees during the northern winter when I want to be down here with MAS) but I heard bout that & it sounds right accurate.
hillary

La Paz, Bolivia

#9 Jan 3, 2008
I'm here now, have been here for several months. It's not dangerous. well, except the traffic. Sure there are lots of street protests but I feel way safer here than I did in London or New York. It's a beautiful country.
Nancy

Warminster, UK

#10 Jan 19, 2008
It is a shame that between bolivians, we are divided. When you live your country and are away for many years. Then you realice we all should work as one, no matter if they are from the North or from the South.I miss my country BOLIVIA and I made a big mistake going abroad thinking I was going to be better and my children were going to have a better future. Well my generation is no existant and my children are doing what I was in my country (trying to survive and working hard).
URUBOL

United States

#12 Feb 8, 2008
Adrian Rico wrote:
Its worse in the USA: All these cambitas and shit try to show off. "Hey look at me, Im BETTER than you since im camba. I can afford to fly to Santa Cruz whenever I want. I own 4 acres back home & I met Percy". Great for you. Your still an ugly traitor who makes me sick. Because of your hero percy, Boliianas hate each other. Give him my warmest thanks...
not
YOU ARE THE TYPICAL ACOMPLEJADO BOLIVIAN. YOU WISH YOU WERE CAMBA, YOU WISH YOU WERE RICH, YOUR JUST ANGRY BECAUSE YOU GREW UP ''INDITO'' AND POOR. BY THE WAY, IS EVO MARRIED, OR DOES HE SLEEP WITH CHAVEZ? DOES HIS PERSONAL LIFE GO THAT WAY TOO?
Adrian Rico

Providence, RI

#13 Feb 9, 2008
BOLIVIA HEART wrote:
<quoted text> YOU ARE THE TYPICAL ACOMPLEJADO BOLIVIAN. YOU WISH YOU WERE CAMBA, YOU WISH YOU WERE RICH, YOUR JUST ANGRY BECAUSE YOU GREW UP ''INDITO'' AND POOR. BY THE WAY, IS EVO MARRIED, OR DOES HE SLEEP WITH CHAVEZ? DOES HIS PERSONAL LIFE GO THAT WAY TOO?
This is just dumb. Yeah we got off topic, but you just proved yourself to be a jackass without me even doing anything. Damn at least I know when I say something stupid, but you just proved your unabashed ignorance. This is grade school shit :( IDK if its insecurity, but not everybody wishes to be oriental. I certainly dont.

......(awkward silence)

Anyway its february so discussion closed.
ed the great

Cochabamba, Bolivia

#14 Dec 27, 2012
kamba or indio, they are all the same..illiterate savages, crammed in the poorest most backward country on this planet, it is horrble, no bathrooms, no running water, dirt is rampant and everywhere the stench of rotten everything..avoid this country at all cost..buit if you have t go, stay the hell in your hotel, everything is dirty and unsanitary, worst ever xperience in 45 years.
The only place in the world where they actually have beauty pageants for men, hillarios, if you coniderthe average heightis about5´6¨", and they are malnourished ugly indians, you shouls see this just for kicks,
ed the great

Cochabamba, Bolivia

#15 Dec 27, 2012
I don´t know what language they speak in this hellhole, sounds like Spanish but it is all mixed with indian words from the guarani and or other languages they have, they don´t even understand each other, no wonder no one understands their panish in America...full of 100% real indians in their traditinal attire, 90% are illiterate and don´t pay taxes or formally work..it is a sad experience and really makes you appreciate to be AN AMERICAN!!!
Alan Murray

Falls Church, VA

#17 Jan 5, 2013
I recall during a trip to Boliv in the 80's kambs and cullas had little appreciation for their native ancestry.,to me the kams and culles looked native or at least with part native blood in their ancestry, i guess just different tribes etc.
Jimmy Koitz

Falls Church, VA

#18 Jan 7, 2013
I agree the kambs and culles I think are a bunch of narcisistic savages who need to be civilized.
Goni was half indian, Evo is full indian, statistic don't lie, the country is 60% indian of both types lowland and highland indians. Hardly any person left in Bolivia of pure european stock.It is a dark reminder of whats next here in the US as illegal brown skin migration continues to take place with the help of Washington fat cats. It is discusting!!! what they are doing to this country.

Since: Aug 11

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#19 Feb 4, 2013
Jimmy Koitz wrote:
I agree the kambs and culles I think are a bunch of narcisistic savages who need to be civilized.
Goni was half indian, Evo is full indian, statistic don't lie, the country is 60% indian of both types lowland and highland indians. Hardly any person left in Bolivia of pure european stock.It is a dark reminder of whats next here in the US as illegal brown skin migration continues to take place with the help of Washington fat cats. It is discusting!!! what they are doing to this country.
Is there anything good about being 'pure european'? Racism is bad at all levels, it looks stupid among half-breed bolivians, ones more indians or white than others. It does not look well coming from someone who considers 'pure european' as the best thing ever in this world O__o
BoliviaBella

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

#20 Feb 5, 2013
This is how many of us celebrate Christmas in Bolivia http://www.boliviabella.com/christmas.html and these are some of our New Years traditions http://www.boliviabella.com/new-years.html
Dan

Lima, Peru

#23 Oct 22, 2013
Here's the lowdown on spending Christmas in Sucre, Bolivia:

http://www.sucrelife.com/christmas-sucre-boli...
SHYKORA PAUL arts

Calgary, Canada

#25 Nov 16, 2013
esperanza wrote:
what do you guys do for new year's and new year's eve? I have been looking up bolivia since i was in forth grade[now i'm in eighth] and i could never find it out so could you please tell me?
..It is ...JOY..sigh...eh

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