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Aymara New Year 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

An ancient celebration of summer solstice.

Aymara New Year is a unique celebration of the Aymara people, indigenous people living in the Andes and the Altiplano region in the South America.

About 2 million of the Aymaras live on the territory of Bolivia, Chile and Peru.

Evo Morales, the Aymara politician, became President of Bolivia in 2005.

He became the first representative of the indigenous people to assume power since colonization of Bolivia by the Spanish in the 16th century.

Under his initiative Aymara New Year (Aymara name for Return of the Sun, or summer solstice) was declared a national holiday.

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