Of all the countries in South America, this power remains"Best Indian", according to the tourists coming here. National characteristics of Bolivia associated with residing in the territory of the descendants of the famous Indian tribes, carefully preserving their traditions and specific way to combine them with the faith that brought the first colonists.
The descendants of the great civilizations
Sometimes local residents themselves can not understand,who are the ethnic group belongs. What can you say about tourists who have little idea of what tribes inhabited Bolivia before, and the blood of some famous tribes flowing in the veins of the modern inhabitants of the country.
In the ethnically indigenous population consider themselves descendants:
- legendary Mayan;
- Spaniards who pioneered the development of local areas;
- Brazilian and Uruguayan Indian tribes.
Depending on the position, which occupies thea citizen of the country, he calls for a corresponding relationship. Status plays a very important role in the communication between people, so tourists should be careful in conversations with local interlocutors.
Traditions and rituals Bolivia
The indigenous people of the country and the descendants of the firstcolonialists are very sensitive to the traditions, carefully observe the rituals carried out ancient rituals that Europeans may seem very savage and barbaric. For example, a ritual in which the victim is brought - dried llama embryo.
Besides this terrible ritual element in thewizarding market any Bolivian town you can find statues of the supreme deity Pachamama, made of different materials, the Andean Chuck original crosses, which are determined using the compass, dried toads and snakes. And the most awesome holiday - Day of the skulls when the streets sneaked ornate skull ancestors stored in families.
Almost without exception the locals (male)have their little flaws. Unlike the European or American passions associated with smoking or alcohol in Bolivia is spread consumption of coca leaves. They are added to food, brewed as a tea, infusions do and just chew.
For local residents, most of whom livein mountainous terrain, poor oxygen consumption of coca is a good way to improve body tone. But the European tourist must remember that in his homeland of Coca equated with narcotic substances.