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National traditions of Venezuela. Habits, mentality and the way of living

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.
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Venezuelans are very emotional, friendly, and hospitable, as are many residents of Latin American countries. They communicate very politely and correctly with each other. They can easily address their acquaintances as "my good friend" or "my love". But this does not mean that this is how they treat a person. Mixed marriages are very common in the country. Venezuelans are very tolerant of representatives of other religions. The attitude is also loyal to another culture and differences based on race. All of these factors together formed a unique and distinctive multicultural nation. If the Venezuelans find out that the guest came from a distant country, the attitude to him will be warm and welcoming. Venezuelans will certainly answer all the questions that interest the traveler.
Family is a traditional value of Venezuelans. As a rule, 3 generations live together at once. The attitude to old people is very careful and honorable. Young people and the younger generation live with the elderly. Families usually have many children. Men take a very active part in the life of the family and the upbringing of their children. Women are very active both in earning money and in the public and political life of the country. But they are also engaged in the upbringing of children and taking care of older family members. Representatives of the older generation look after their grandchildren while their parents are busy with earning money for a living. All adults try to spend as much time as possible with their families. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The people of Venezuela are ardent Catholics. The vast majority of Catholics live in the country. The obligatory observance of all norms of behavior characteristic of Christians has become a tradition in Venezuela. The church has long been a cultural, social, religious, and political center of life for ordinary people. Priests are highly respected. Venezuelans go to church services as a family. This visit is an important event. All family members dress up in nice clothes. They bring flowers and sweets to the church. Therefore, a respectful attitude to matters of religion and faith on the part of tourists will be accepted with favor. It will endear the locals to the tourist.
Joint family trips to restaurants and cafes are extremely important for ordinary Venezuelans. Usually, the whole family goes there. They become a favorite meeting place for Venezuelans with friends, relatives or business partners. The process of eating is not so important. Small talk is conducted in restaurants and cafes. The latest news and gossip are discussed. Unhurried conversations on any topics of interest are conducted during the meeting. In general, the people of Venezuela are very slow and unhurried. Their conversations are usually lengthy. But this attitude is absolutely not typical for business meetings. Punctuality and speed are valued in this case.
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Religious traditions are also reflected in a number of national holidays in Venezuela. Carnival is the most popular of them. No country in South America is unthinkable without it. It is held on the Monday and Tuesday before Great Lent. This holiday is celebrated in every city and village of a large country. Costume processions and dance marathons are held everywhere. Each city and locality brings its own flavor to the celebration of Carnival. It is customary to steal a cradle with a newborn Jesus in some of them. A lot of fun is arranged after it is found. Colorful actions and masquerade shows are typical for some carnivals. Incendiary Latin American dances are a mandatory part of any carnival. The atmosphere of the holiday reigns throughout the country.
Venezuelans are a very athletic nation. Sports such as basketball and football are very popular in the country. But in addition to classic sports, bullfights, or as they are otherwise called "Corrida de Toros" are very popular and loved. Special arenas in Valencia, Maracaibo, and San Cristobal have been built to host them. Venezuelans are very fond of cockfights. Horse racing has become another national sport. Horses for racing in Venezuela are among the best on the planet. There is a race track "La Rinconada" in the suburbs of Caracas. Baseball is extremely popular in Venezuela. In addition, Venezuelans like to fish in the open ocean or go hunting in the jungle.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas in Venezuela
♥   Catedral de Santa Elena, Santa Elena de Uairén. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Guasdualito. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral de San Cristóbal, San Cristóbal. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral, Ciudad Guayana. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro, El Vigia. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Barinas. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral de Todos Los Santos, Calabozo. On the map   Photos
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Famous sites of Venezuela in pictures

Unique traditions in cities of Venezuela

Isla Margarita
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. … Read more

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