In January 2018 and after four years of absence, Bolivia will return to the transcendental International Tourism Fair (features) of Spain with Alasita, recently declared by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage, among its promotional attractions.
"We will do everything humanly possible in order to promote (to the barkers of Alasita) even in this international fair in Spain ", unveiled on Tuesday the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Wilma Alanoca, in an interview with state radio Patria Nueva.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) He declared the 6 December tours rituals in the city of La Paz during the Fair Alasita, the feast of Ekeko, the god of wealth in Bolivia, as equity, a merit which was held by the authorities of the central and regional government of La Paz.
"Hardly finished the Dakar have the 17 (de enero) the Fitur, the International Fair in Spain. That is, we started (2018) right foot, because Bolivia is doing very well internationally promote ", said Alanoca.
The authority explained that a committee now faces the design of a plan to safeguard Alasita with the premise of maintaining in time the essence and authenticity of this cultural manifestation of costumbrista character.
Además, his office prepares a meeting with the National Federation of Artisans and exhibitors Christmas fair and Alasita (Fenaena) for that end.
"Let's take a second step where the most important will encourage people to practice what our, our traditions and customs, but (also ask) our artisans to maintain the authenticity, to the extent that we maintain the authenticity is that we will transcend our traditions ", dijo.
the Fitur, to be held between the 17 y el 21 January in 2018 in Madrid, the capital of Spain, It is one of the most important exhibitions of the world. This year he gathered 9.893 businesses in the tourism sector a 165 países.