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Colors of Isla Margarita - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Isla Margarita is a territory of Venezuela. The main religion is Catholicism here. This has a fairly strong impact on the way of life of the population. Spain has influenced the culture of local people, as well as countries in Africa and Asia. Traces of this influence can be traced to food, customs, traditional clothing, and traditional crafts. The population's language is Spanish. You can also talk to the locals in German, French or English but mostly in major tourist cities.
There are many good restaurants on Margarita. Fish dishes are most often presented in the menu. You can taste both traditional Venezuelan and Japanese dishes. Various seafood forms the basis … Open
The church plays an important role in society. The priest is an authority for Venezuelans. Local people respect his opinion and ask him for advice in difficult situations. The church is the cultural and social center of the district or village. The population is mostly of mixed origin. They are descendants of Spaniards, Portuguese, Indians, and Africans. Mixed marriages are common here. You will hardly find any white people on the island. A person with white skin is most likely a tourist.
It is worth noting that locals don’t like Americans. This is due to the fact that the country has been heavily influenced by the United States for a long time. American corporations fully controlled petroleum production and revenues from this business. That is why many residents consider the United States to be the culprit of a rather low level of living in the country. The attitude is very loyal to representatives of other countries here. Local people will be happy to help you find the way. Numerous rare cars on the streets are a feature of the country as a whole and Margarita in particular. Isla Margarita can be called a huge museum of cars. You will meet models of the 60s and even 50s here. It is worth noting that they are in very good condition despite their age. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Isla Margarita is sure to interest fans of natural and cultural attractions. You will be able to visit some amazing castles here. They were created in different eras. Castillo de Santa Rosa … Open
The locals are very correct and polite when communicating. This is a feature of Margarita. Residents of many Latin American countries are familiar to guests. However, this is not accepted on Margarita. Local people communicate very warmly with each other. They call each other not by name but by moniker. If you translate these monikers, many of them will seem offensive to you. However, this is not really that. The rhythm of life is very slow and measured here. However, you can count on quick resolution of issues and punctuality when it comes to business.
Public life is associated with cafes and restaurants. Locals come here for family dinners. They also gather here to discuss important events and news or just spend time with friends. Family is very important to local people. The locals have a lot of respect for the elderly. Several generations of the family often live together. Families are traditional here. It is worth noting that Venezuelans are willing to sacrifice their personal interests and careers for the sake of family and children. This applies not only to women but also to men. Both parents usually work. They leave children in the care of the older generation.
Margarita Island offers a wide variety of ways to spend an active and interesting time. First of all, these are water sports. Many tourists come to Margarita for the beautiful sandy beaches. … Open
All major religious holidays are celebrated on a very large scale here. The Day Veneration of Saints is certainly celebrated in every village. Theatrical performances dedicated to the sufferings of Christ are organized during Holy Week. Carnival processions and religious procession are held everywhere on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Many Venezuelans from the mainland come to the island during the Christmas holidays. Many people take a vacation at this time. Local people celebrate the New Year on a very large scale. Christmas Eve and Christmas are held with fireworks, performances, concerts, and mass celebrations. Special large dolls are traditionally burned on Christmas Eve. They symbolize the difficulties and problems of the outgoing year.
Carnival is a very bright event of the year on Margarita. It is traditionally held in mid-February. The carnival lasts for a whole week. First of all, this is a children's holiday. Children are dressed up in bright costumes. The families go to the central street of the city Porlamar. Decorated platforms with dancers, musical ensembles, and groups performing dances to the rhythms of tambores drums move along the street starting in the early evening. The Queen is traditionally chosen during the Carnival. Thousands of tourists from Venezuela and other countries come to see the grand show every year. It is quite difficult to find housing at this time here. Prices rise during the Carnival on the island.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Isla Margarita
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora de La Asunción, Isla de Margarita, 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Metropolitana de Santa Inés, Cumaná, 72.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Santa Rosa de Lima, Carúpano, 87.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Venezuela

Original traditions and customs of the local population, as well as a special way of life and attitude to life, were formed in the country due to the peculiarities of Venezuela's development. Mapoyo Indians are the indigenous inhabitants of the territory where Venezuela is currently located. They had no written language. Therefore, the nuances of culture and customs were transmitted orally from one generation to another over the centuries. This left its mark on the culture of Venezuela, where the keepers of old traditions told ancient legends to young Venezuelans. But such relations exist only in villages and remote villages. More and more Indians go to live in cities with the development of society. The settlements of the Mapoyo Indians are gradually beginning to die out. Nevertheless, the people of Venezuela have a unique culture, traditions, and attitude to the world, which are embodied in the rich cultural heritage of the state. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Isla Margarita

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Isla Margarita. Learn the best periods to visit Isla Margarita to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Isla Margarita.
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