Gran Poder Feast
(3rd Saturday after Trinity)
It is the liveliest and most massive event in La Paz where music and dance are similar to those of the Oruro Carnival. This huge event with tens of thousands of people, takes over the city center of La Paz. Its full name is Festividad de Nuestro Señor Jesus del Gran Poder; pays homage to a venerated image of Jesus. It is the festival of urban indigenous social class, who has worked its way up the social ladder as traders or craftsmen.
The various prestes or sponsors, enhance their social status by generously financing groups in the procession. The Morenada is the main dance of this festival.
Duration: 1 day