EFEBy Gabriel Romano La Paz

The ritual journeys during the Alasitas festival, inscribed in 2017 on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage of humanity list, began on Monday in this Bolivian city to great enthusiasm despite the ongoing global health emergency.

Several minutes before midday, hundreds of sellers kicked off that month-long cultural event by hawking good-luck miniatures associated with Ekeko, the Aymara god of abundance.