Religious in Copacabana

Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria

Honors the patron saint of Copacabana and Bolivia. Copacabana holds an especially big bash, and pilgrims and dancers come from Peru and around Bolivia. There’s much music, traditional Aymará dancing, drinking and fe…
Religious in Copacabana

Fiesta de la Cruz

This fiesta is celebrated over the first weekend in May all around the lake, but the biggest festivities are in Copacabana. Expect elaborate costumes and traditional dancing.
Religious in Copacabana

Semana Santa

Easter Week celebrations fill the town with pilgrims on Good Friday – some walk the 158km from La Paz – to do penance at the Stations of the Cross on Cerro Calvario. Beginning at the cathedral at dusk, pilgrims join…
National Holiday in Copacabana

Bolivian Independence Day

Copacabana stages its biggest event during the first week of August. It’s characterized by round-the-clock music, parades and brass band performances as well as fireworks displays. This coincides with an annual pilg…
Religious in Copacabana

Alasitas Festival

A local tradition is the blessing of miniature objects, such as cars or houses. Supplicants pray that the real thing will be obtained in the coming year. Held on January 24.