Russian tourists are increasingly every year andfearlessly master the black continent. Moreover, their interests extend far beyond the traditional Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. The most sophisticated travelers have stormed the southern hemisphere and are exploring the Angolan traditions and customs of its locals.
Mask, I know you!
The tourism potential of the African countryreally huge. The unique natural wealth of flora and fauna worthy of admiration and study, the original culture of local residents - all invariably becomes a powerful magnet for the attraction of many enthusiastic exotic leisure travelers.
Single story - it crafts residentsAngola. Carved wooden masks and statuettes of stone, stucco and ceramic woven fibers from wood items, jewelry, and even the works of contemporary artists - all this becomes an original souvenir worthy gifts friends and relatives.
Wood carving - an old and important traditionAngola. This folk craft - not just the craft, but also a tribute to the gods. The masks and figurines master put some meaning and such works often have a magical significance according to the beliefs of local tribes.
Religions and beliefs
The Portuguese colonizers brought ChristianityAngola coast only in 1491. Prior to this, the local tribes worshiped their own gods, and the tradition of Angola alive here today. Paganism and Christianity are closely intertwined and have become a manifestation of a single culture, which so attracts Europeans.
Catholic majority of believers in the countryIt celebrates Christmas and Easter, and the Muslim community - Ramadan. Here peacefully coexist representatives of the Baha'i Faith and Buddhists, and followers of African religious cults still exist in the distal regions of the country. The brightest representatives of these tribes - the Pygmies. These people are not tall like hundreds of years ago, continue to engage in hunting and gathering and worship the woods, as the source of all the basic necessities of life.
Tour to visit the unique tribes in the southAngola similar to the movement time. There still prevails the stone age and ethnographic expeditions provide an opportunity to get acquainted with traditions of Angola, existed long before European ships landed on the shores of the Black Continent.