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Ch’alla (Aymara language) is an annual Indian rite, which takes place at the first Tuesday after Diablada.
Participants are grateful to Pachamama (Mother Earth) for harvest she gave them this year and asking for prosperity in the coming year. For this purpose everybody drinks, dances and has fun. An orchestra hired by people in the early morning starts to bypass their houses and local stores. The owners of every site or house offer a box of beer to the people and it should be consumed immediately. And the participants of this mini-carnival sanctify the land, cars and other property by the same beer.