Oruro carnival is one of the largest cultural festival that is held in Bolivia as a sign of devotion to the virgin of the candle mass(virgin de la candelaria) or the Socavon virgin(virgin of the entrance to the mines). It is declared as mankind's master piece of intangible oral heritage.It has a great religious and cultural festival that uses music and dance to honor great individuals.
DAY 1. CARRYING OUT OF THE CEREMONY OF PERMISSION AND PROMISES-There is the folkloric entrance of dance groups in their rehearsal suits towards the socavon where the ceremony is carried out.
DAY 2. REHEARSALS AND AND PREPARATION OF DIFFERENT FOLKLORIC GROUPS-Different folkloric groups from all over Bolivia prepare themselves for presentation in honour of socavon virgin.
DAY 3. Carrying out of the national band contest where different musicians perform as one.
DAY 4. Last convite toawrds the santuary where all orulo dancers participate as they are being accompanied by folklores is carried out.
DAY 5. An indigenous entrance is made which follows the oruro carnival traditions.Traditional challa of the enterprise is also carried out and people stay overnnight on the streets.
DAY 6 Challa of the mines is made accompanied by folkloric entrance and choreographic demonstrations are also carried out in honor of the socavon virgin.
DAY 7. Sunrise celebration is carried out.FoLlowed by corso entrance of the carnival.
DAY 8. Masses of different carnival dance groups are carried out in the socavon sanctuary and the oruro carnival farewell takes place where the history of the key representatives of the dances are told as the festival comes to an end and that marks oruro carnival bolivia.