In Bolivia celebrate the Day of SkullsPeople, Tuesday, May 01, 2012 21:17:12
In Bolivia, celebrating skulls. Festival is a colorful mix of ancient rituals of the Catholic faith. In La Paz thousands of people have gathered at the cemetery, singing popular music in front of decorated skulls, presenting gifts - flowers, bouquets, cakes and bread. Skulls - not necessarily relatives - sometimes digging and made from hand to hand.
Parade of the main town cemetery is held each year at the same time. "The ceremony was a mixture of Catholic and indigenous beliefs, but comes from ancient rituals practiced by tribes Quechua, Aymara and others. "Said anthropologist Joseph Esterman. Some Bolivians keep the skulls of their relatives as a talisman to bring luck in their future.
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