Blessing Of The Automobiles   Leave a comment

Bolivia

Since the 1950s, Copacabana has become a focal point of this modern-day Bolivian pilgrimage
known as the Bendición de Movilidades (Blessing of the Automobiles). 

BoliviaMichael is explaining the ceremony to Ty and Matt.

Every weekend and most weekdays, new car owners
from Bolivia and Peru will line-up the cars to be blessed. 

Basiluca of Our Lady of Copabana Car Blessing-12-72.jpg

BoliviaA priest who sprinkles beer on the each car while reciting a prayer.

BoliviaThe owners decorate their vehicle and often have champagne to celebrate the event, often by spraying the vehicle.

BoliviaVenders under blue tents are selling plastic and fresh flowers colorful streamers, pinwheels and hats.

BoliviaMichael buying some Bolivian popcorn — Images by kenne

 

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