Andean-Amazonic New Year 2017

June 21, 2017 in Bolivia

The Andean-Amazonic New Year is a celebration of the winter solstice and is observed as national holiday in Bolivia on June 21, 2017. It is an ancient celebration of the Aymara people who live in the Andes and the Altiplano region. The solstice is an important time for rural people, as it ends the harvest. The President of the indigenous Aymara people, Evo Morales, declared the solstice as national holiday in 2009. The ceremony of welcoming the New Year is accompanied with music and a bonfire. A packet is placed in the fire as offering to the Earth Mother, Pachamama, containing a llama fetus, some coca leaves, cigarettes and sweets.

Where is Andean-Amazonic New Year?
Nationwide
Bolivia

When is Andean-Amazonic New Year?
Wednesday, the 21st of June 2017
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    Wed, 07.12.2016
  2. Winter Solstice
    Wed, 21.12.2016
  3. Christmas Eve
    Sat, 24.12.2016
  4. Christmas
    Sun, 25.12.2016
  5. New Year's Eve
    Sat, 31.12.2016

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