Indigenous Bolivians Honor Goddess of Earth, Fertility Before Spring Equinox
As the Northern Hemisphere prepares for colder months ahead, in the Southern Hemisphere spring is beginning to blossom. Indigenous Bolivians in the Andes Mountains believe a centuries-old celebration of burnt offerings brings them closer to the goddess of earth and fertility. In 2020, the ceremony includes asking the goddess to rid them of COVID-19. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.