Festival of miniatures in Bolivia

Festival of miniatures in Bolivia

Bolivia and the Festival of Miniatures

This is an amazing story!  Bolivia’s Alasitas festival is a bizarre buying frenzy that mixes ancient traditions and beliefs with modern-day religion and consumerism. Thousands turn out to buy everything they want in the coming year, in miniature form, in the hope that the gods will convert their dreams into life-sized reality.   Share this amazing story with your students and explore the history behind such a unique festival.  There is so much opportunity here for creative writing, art work, design etc.

What would your students buy in minature if they attended the festival and why?

Festival of Miniatures news story

Sally Tippett

Sally was previously and ICT advisor for Staffordshire LA with responsibility for Emerging Technologies, ICT in Literacy, iPads and liaison with the managed services team. She is a highly experienced educator, having worked across the Key Stages in primary school and as a specialist teacher in an EBD school. Sally has written the Primary Computing Framework and works with many schools implementing the new curriculum and embedding mobile technologies.

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