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?