On this day, the Virgen Dolorosa (Virgin of Sorrows) is silently carried through the streets, everyone joining in the mourning of her first-born son. sits in a lawn chair Originally Spanish Christmas traditions, Posadas are now also Guatemalan and Mexican traditions. Secular song and dance genres, from son, to salsa, merengue, rumba, and samba gained … photo © Lorraine Caputo. include large gatherings of real and fictive kin. The second is a phallic forest where Muisca women performed fertility ceremonies. Three Kings' Day Celebration: History And Traditions Behind 'El Día De Los Reyes' By Carolina Moreno Santa Claus may have gone back to the North Pole to rest, but it doesn’t mean the gift-giving (and receiving) is over -- at least not for the thousands of children in Latin America and Spain anxiously awaiting “El Día de los Reyes” Celebration on Jan. 6th. – and local fauna, like llama. mounts, pulsed by sprays of I have passed the Christmas season in large cities and small towns in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina. Mortiño was a sacred fruit for the Andean indigenous nations. At dusk, a group of us headed out to watch the Marcha de Antorchas (Torch Parade). Amen. But my interest was up at Parque Yatana, Ushuaia’s last stand of native forest where the native Yaghan people have a cultural center (25 de Mayo and Magallanes). In the Patagonia, traditional Mapuche celebrate the June solstice with Tripuinta, their New Year. Leave the beaches to the locals during holidays – you can go any time.) Surprisingly, San Pedro and San Pablo are also saluted in highland villages, such as Neiva and Jongivito in Colombia, and Punín in Ecuador. salsa style of music. Some states have official or preferred languages. photo © Lorraine Caputo. This sad music is native to northern Corrientes Province. photo © Lorraine Caputo. “Guaguas de pan, guaguas de pan. It is the time of the release of potentials: in politics, and in family, personal and community relationships. Many fishing villages have shrines to Saint Peter (San Pedro). Afro-Latin Religion. (literally "Day of the Dead," but known as All In Argentina, they’ll be sitting down to a parrillada (barbecue). The animals and humans are of a variety of sizes. One morning, doña Marcela’s invites me into her kitchen where she and her maid, Rosalía, are preparing the recipe handed down by Marcela’s abuelita (grandmother). Unlike northern European (including US) traditions, caroling from house to house is not common. The same phenomenon probably explains European traditions like Midsummer’s Eve, which coincides with John the Baptist’s feast day. African and African-inspired religions in Latin America and the Caribbean are as diverse as the region itself. For example, if you see a black cat, it means mischief. La Recoleta Church (Quito, Ecuador). Worker movement in California. Describe gift-giving traditions in Latin America. The laughter, the music North of Fairbanks, the Dalton Highway was unpaved. After the arrival of the Spaniards, the Raymi and other celebrations took on a Catholic façade. Quito, Ecuador. But even in the smallest of villages, the faithful wend the lanes, carrying statues of Jesus and Mary. photo © Lorraine Caputo, The cucuruchos wear hooded robes. The second version of the tale recounts that he was drafted into the Colorado forces to fight against the Liberales in the civil wars. photo © Lorraine Caputo. But as you will see in these pages, many of them share rituals, beliefs, language and even veneration of the same gods—revealing common origins in Western Africa. This is home of one of the most traditional troupes, Grupo de Tamunangue Uyama. They prowl the streets, brandishing gaily painted, inflated cow’s bladders. I cross the highway to a roadside eatery to sit down to a typical Argentine parrillada (barbecue). high into the heavens, until late afternoon To calculate the date of the solstices and equinoxes, ancient societies constructed henges or stone calendars to show the sun’s movements. He never knew Jesus in person. A Mexican side dish is ensalada de Nochebuena (Christmas Eve Salad), made of apple, celery and walnuts dressed with heavy cream. Today, we shall witness the traditions in two distinct parts of this region: in the deep countryside of Nicaragua, and in the barrios of the city of Barquisimeto, in Venezuela. Christmas Posadas last from December 16 until Christmas Eve. Saints' Day in English), which feature masks, dolls, and cakes Venezuela has strong cults of popular saints like José Gregorio and María Lionza. He erected it at the site of the murder. The page remains at this address as an archival and research resource. The infant Jesus is not added to the Nativity scene until tonight, 24 December. Another Garífuna tradition in these Black Caribe towns, is Hüngühüngü (also called Fedu), the women-oriented processions of the singing, dancing grandmas. A hard snow was spitting across the darkening sky. It recreates the grandiose ceremonies designed by Inca Pachacútec and described by the chronicler, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. What draws hundreds of pilgrims to come here every week? In Ecuador, the entire extended family gathers for fanesca, a heavy soup made with 12 grains and bacalao. During his life, it is said, he was recognized for his healing abilities and known as a devoteé of San La Muerte. Día de los Reyes Magos or Día de los Santos Reyes, Epiphany. Christianity is the main religion, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents. These traditions reflect the distinctive mixtures of Native American, African, and European influences … Saint Paul became a major proponent of Christianity, and much of the surviving New Testament is credited to his pen. For Catholics, especially in Latin America, Good Friday is much more significant. Semana Santa celebrates the last days of Christ's life, the Crucifixion and Resurrection, as well as the end of Lent. The chapels’ walls are covered with photos, plaques and gifts thanking Gauchito Gil for his intercession on matters of health, justice and journeys. Their religious devotion in one example of how local culture affects the styles and practices of work in Latin America. Friends accompany a penitent, to help him hoist the cross upon his shoulders, or to relieve the weight for a block or two. Her halo is made of fine silver filigree. In some areas, the feast day of Saint John the Baptist (24 June) merges with that of Peter and Paul. the blistered streets raw In Quito, Inti Raymi is celebrated on Plaza San Francisco, where some claim Inca Atahualpa’s palace once stood. Religious Celebrations. Often they do this barefoot, at times with shackles and chains. This is a holiness that blossoms from the roots of the earth – and is common throughout Latin America. Religious Tradition view of Euthanasia State One Religious Traditions View Of Euthanasia Euthanasia is described by the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘The bringing about of a gentle and easy death, especially in the case of incurable and painful diseases’ . Do you hear the herald angels singing, Iglesia San Sebastián, located on the eastern flank of the Panecillo, reflects the barrio’s indigenous heritage: José and María are from the Shuar nation. Traditions – of indigenous, migrant and other populations – also exist near the poles, where the solstices mark the shortest and longest nights of the year. I ask the workers at the hostel how I might be able to arrive at the shrine of Gauchito Gil. What are these small shrines so boldly decorated? They are petitioned for plentiful fishing and – in some areas – rain. Inti Raymi (Sun Festival) is the most famous of the Andean sun festivals. There may be turkey or tamales (a.k.a. Baby Jesus brings gifts that evening, and kids open them Christmas morning before the parades and festivals around Boxing Day begin. Hispanic Traditions - Las Mañanitas. photo © Lorraine Caputo, All day (One of his most famous cases was the stoning of Saint Stephen.) Saint Anthony became a monk of this order, and was famous for his knowledge of scripture, being able to teach them through simple words and deeds. Semana Santa – Holy Week – is one of the most important holidays in Latin America, both religiously and secularly. And however and wherever you are celebrating this holiday, may your season be bright, and the New Year be full of wishes come true. Amén. This is a traditional Mexican birthday song (some people say that in fact, it is two songs in one). I began to search for his history, his mark in the Argentine consciousness. (folk healers) who offer old indigenous and syncretized herbal and The Quince Años celebration - also known as Fiesta Quinceañera, Quinces or Fiesta Rosa – is a very popular tradition is most Latin American countries. In living rooms, families read the novena in front of the nativity scene. This article reviews the principal tendencies in the contemporary studies of indigenous South American religious traditions. associated with the Indian-Mestizo segment of the population in Mexico, photo © Lorraine Caputo, Some cucuruchos wear shackles and chains. Today, let’s take a poetic-photographic trip through the sights and sounds of Navidad in Latin America. To sweeten the pot, raw sugar (panela) or granulated sugar – or both – is used. Quite distinct from the rest of Latin America, Uruguay is a secular country and Christmas is not an official holiday recognized by the government. It is a time when the sun appears to stand still. In coastal towns throughout Latin America, these saints are being fêted. Above the Arctic Circle in June and below the Antarctic Circle in December, the sun never sets. It draws over 100,000 faithful – and notoriously several dozen pickpockets. July 6-14 - San Fermín Festival, also known as the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. One Día de los Difuntos, doña Magdalena invites me to join her family for lunch – and colada morada. Semana Santa, which culminates in Easter Sunday, is one of the most important times of the year throughout Latin America. In European indigenous traditions, this special time is called Samhain, Allentide, Hop-tu-Naa, and in more modern times, Hallowe’en … in Latin America, it is known as Día de los Muertos or Día de los Difuntos. Te pido humildemente se cumpla por tu intermedio ante Dios el milagro que te pido y te prometo que cumpliré mi promesa, y ante Dios te haré ver y te brindaré mi fiel agradecimiento y demonstración de fe en Dios y en vos, Gauchito Gil. Hispanic Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, and religion plays a pivotal role in both the preservation of their heritage and their acculturation into U.S. culture. Quiteños have a very traditional and spiritually powerful procession on this day. The equinox occur midways between the two solstices, in March and September. Religion is an important part of life, and individuals often pray and light candles to specific religious figures in order to obtain specific favors. This, the last Sunday of October, is Visit a Cemetery Day and thus marks the beginning of a special time in many cultures of the world. It’s called the “ Day of the Family ” instead, though people celebrate with trees and feasts in gatherings resembling what we … RELIGION-LATIN AMERICA: Indigenous Peoples Divided by Faith. of a party drifts Gracias a doña Marce y doña Rosalía por enseñarme la preparación de la colada morada, y a doña Magdalena y su familia por invitarme a su mesa para probar su receta. Rica colada morada!”. For our photographic part of the journey, we shall see scenes from Quito. as well as modern stylized forms reinterpreting these traditions, Funeral rites vary as Recently an increase in Latino American plays, Let’s take a look at how it is celebrated there – as well as shrines to the fishermen’s saints in other Latin American villages. No matter in which country you are at this moment, you’ll find processions from Holy Wednesday through Resurrection (Easter) Sunday. By IPS Correspondents Reprint | | Print | Diego Cevallos. He was contemporary of Saint Francis of Assisi (San Francisco de Asís), founder of the Franciscan order. Some wear a barbed-wire crown of thorns, or wrap barbed wire, stinging nettles (ortiga) or cactus around their torsos. The cucuruchos – the hooded ones – are fulfilling penitence. He fled, and when recaptured, declared: “Why am I going to fight my brother and spill his blood if he did nothing against me?” On the way to Goya for his trial, he was executed “while escaping.”. He worked for the Roman Empire, in the persecution of Christians. As with the Spanish language, Roman Catholicism dominates throughout Latin America, but varies in form and practice from country to country and region to Region, owing largely to syncretic mixing with other religious traditions. Many moons ago, when I stayed a mighty spell in Estelí, I was invited to accompany Padre Juan and some of the Rugama family to Terrero, a small settlement in the mountains of northern Nicaragua. the heat, the humidity It continued to survive, though, in secret or hidden under the guise of San Juan Bautista. photo © Lorraine Caputo, A sprig of arrayán (myrtle). photo © Lorraine Caputo. which one is rewarded or punished for having led a good or evil life. Already renowned for their vivacious colors, lively music and strong cultural ties, the countries of Latin America tend to pull out all the stops when it comes to festivals. As we approach the roadside shrine, red flags dance on the day’s light breeze. It is also vacation time for many Latin Americans. Religion has been a remarkably dynamic force in Latin America since the 1960s, paralleling the shift from dictatorship to elected government. Prices for the main ingredients – fruits of every color of the rainbow, bunches of herbs – have crept upward, whether they are sold on the street, in the local market or the mega supermarkets. Most of the region is located in the tropics, and it is summer south of the equator. Some of these Christmas carols are familiar, like Noche de Paz (Silent Night). Iglesia de Sn Antonio (M’burucuyá, Argentina). Only at the equator are days and nights equal all year long. But throughout the Andes, you’ll also find mountain villages honoring these saints, in hopes of rains for the season’s crops. 13 Latin American Christmas Traditions You Should Know About by Bill O’Connor November 22, 2019 It’s that time of year again — you’ve surely noticed the deluge of Christmas decorations, music, and frenzied shopping all around you. While these languages were once confined to Europe, they later spread to the Americas during the European colonization of the region. He was beheaded for being a Christian on 29 June 67 AD, during the reign of Nero. photo © Lorraine Caputo, When I told a friend that I was writing this article, she asked, “Will you be telling us the origin of the word?”. These traditions reflect the distinctive mixtures of Native American, African, and European influences that have shifted throughout Latino families are usually large, and it's very common for family groups to include uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents. Although most Latinos adhere to the Catholic church, evangelical San Antonio was born Fernando Martins de Bulhões, in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1195. Iglesia San Francisco (Quito, Ecuador). photo © Lorraine Caputo, Adding the herbal tisane to the fruits. the cathedral is dark In Latin America, June is a big festival month. multi-colored sparks across photo © Lorraine Caputo. arrayán, ataco. Religious Beliefs. Each devotee shall kiss him, before he is tenderly placed in the straw-filled cradle in the center of the pesebre. In Alaska, my co-workers anxiously awaited that day. Rican percussion instruments and rhythms have effected a new American The procession then wends through the streets, with dancing and drumming until dusk. photo © Lorraine Caputo. El Dia de Los Muertos Colada morada – a rich infusion of fruits, herbs and spices – and guaguas de pan – doll-shaped breads – are the traditional offerings Ecuadorians leave on their families’ tombs during the Day of the Dead (Día de los Difuntos) celebrations. Año Nuevo, New Year’s Day. WHEN THE VEILS PART : Honoring Our Dead – Part III. But as you will see in these pages, many of them share rituals, beliefs, language and even veneration of the same gods—revealing common origins in Western Africa. There are many places in Latin America where you can join in on the dancing, boating and delicious food fêting these two saints. Latinos in the United States also display this 1.800.772.9188 . The pueblos of this region wear many other faces, including indigenous. Doña Magdalena’s 60-liter pot of colada morada quickly disappears. security guards murmur, Festive lights pulsate In further south climes, this popular Saint is also being fêted. De La Torre, Editor . Down at the Town Hall, people were dancing at the live music hosted there. This is to ask the Saint for permission to present the dances promised to him. Please dress and behave respectfully. I stroll past dozens of stalls offer all sorts of wares for the faithful: statues and portraits to take home, scapulars and prayer cards to protect them on the road. Explain the religious significance of piñatas. photo © Lorraine Caputo. JANUARY . grilling sandwiches, serving beer But what was the original name of colada morada – and what is its origin? This is then followed by a round of seven dances performed by couples: These are just two of the ways San Antonio is fêted in Latin America, in the countryside and in the city, by campesinos and by African descendants. This beautiful pesebre in Iglesia Señora del Carmen (Pamplona, Colombia) extends half-ways down the nave. However, there some cultural similarities that tend to bring these diverse backgrounds together. photo © Lorraine Caputo. All passing buses pause to allow people to visit this saint. Only in the extreme north of Mexico (perhaps, depending on the year) and the highest of mountains will you find snow. Medicine. And the rest is history. The herbs are sold in a bundle called guanguito. My first visit to Venezuela coincided with the fiestas of San Antonio. photo © Lorraine Caputo. practices in those groups are far less common among Mexican Americans. The value of generosity is perhaps most dramatically figured in the northern practice known in English as giveaway or in the potlatch of the Northwest Coast peoples, in which property and gifts are ceremonially distributed. Therefore, the celebration of the Holy Week is a major celebration across the region. In other countries, he is the patron of travelers. drifting skywards Schoolchildren dress as José, María, the three Wise Men, shepherds (pastores) and angels to accompany the baby Christ. when its crescendo None sanctified by the Catholic Church – but rather sanctified by the pueblo. The Fiesta Quinceanera marks the right of passage from girlhood to young womanhood. We grow up with the tale of ghosts of Christmas past. Latin American countries which have been significantly influenced by Catholicism have many holidays to celebrate their patron saints and virgins to venerate Mary, the mother of Jesus. It is not uncommon for the manger cradle to hold more than one infant Jesus. A Pew Research Center survey of 18 Latin American countries and Puerto Rico asked people whether eight specific behaviors — including homosexual behavior and having an abortion — are morally wrong. Adorar y adorar y adorar a mi padre San Antonio. In Latin America, the weeks leading up to 25 December are like much elsewhere. Nothing sums up Latin America's spirit and colour quite like its festivals: from religious fiestas to the 'Dance of … The woman places three pieces of the fruit in a plastic bag. Rompope, a drink very much like eggnog, will be spiked with rum; this typical drink is called cola de mono in Chile. Santuario de Gauchito Gil, Pay Ubre. Unlike northern European (including US) traditions, caroling from house to house is not common. Home > Subject Directory > Society & Culture > Religion & Theology . The indigenous then created pan de finados, a mummy-shaped bread made of corn and winter squash (zapallo) to represent the dearly departed. Ushuaia (Argentina), 1309 kilometers (814 miles) from the Antarctic Circle, at the June solstice. Navidad procession in El Cocuy, Colombia. Many roads, there are, yet to wend to continue honoring this saint. Some towns, like Antigua (Guatemala), San Salvador (El Salvador) and Ayacucho (Peru) adorn their streets with intricate carpets made of flowers or sawdust. The tamunangue music and dances of these celebrations have their roots deep in Africa. And, of course, in the novena leading up to Christmas Day, the pre-dawn prayers and song of the faithful softly echo down the cobblestone lanes. Naturally, the dates vary of when the equinoxes and solstices may occur: 19 – 21 March, 20 – 22 June, 21 – 24 September, and 20 – 23 December. Bands, traditional dances and other cultural events accentuate the scene. Everyone heads to the beach during the Christmas-New Year holiday, if they can. Dangers included getting stuck in mud, bottoming out the car and ripping the oil pan out, and accidents. In Argentina and Uruguay, folks will be enjoying tarta pascualina (Swiss chard or spinach and ricotta quiche). photo © Lorraine Caputo, The procession attracts over 100,000 people. A small band – guitar, violin and accordion – is playing chamamé music. This rich drink is then served hot or cold. Here is a brief overview of American holidays, food, clothing and more. I spent the day in Loja, awaiting a night bus to Quito. photo © Lorraine Caputo. For communities south of the equator, this marks the longest night and the coldest time of the year. Prices rise – for transport, lodging and food – and the strand is über-crowded with lots of drinking people blaring music. photo © Lorraine Caputo. multi-grey cumulus mounding To be Spanish or Portuguese around the beginning of the sixteenth century meant being impregnated with … Other towns in northern Argentina, too, host chamamé festivals during the austral summer months. I buy a few travel talismans for my coworkers in the guidebook office. One year, I was in Arica for the feast days of San Pedro and San Pablo. Kulla Raymi (Planting Festival), called Coya Raymi in Quechua-speaking areas, is dedicated to the moon (Quilla) and to women. Hispanic American Religious Cultures. How are religious beliefs infused into the Christmas traditions in Latin America? or for love conquered. Hispanic Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, and religion plays a pivotal role in both the preservation of their heritage and their acculturation into U.S. culture. Amid this overall … LATIN AMERICAN SOCIO-RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROGRAM (PROLADES) A CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM OF RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN THE AMERICAS BY MAJOR TRADITIONS AND FAMILY TYPES Clifton L. Holland, General Editor Linda J. Holland, Assistant Editor First Edition: 30 October 1993 Last Modified on 18 June 2018 PROLADES Apartado 86-5000, Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica The significance of death and afterlife is symbolized most clearly in The third variation paints Gauchito Gil as a Robin Hood, stealing from the wealthy land-holding class who sponsored the civil war, to give to the poor of the region who were suffering from the inter-rich fighting. before resting And the bus stops in from of the Santuario de Gauchito Gil. photo © Lorraine Caputo. serious injuries or acute illness. In Marcela’s family recipe, mortiño is omitted. strummed sultry, He is the patron saint of Ecuador’s police forces. African and African-inspired religions in Latin America and the Caribbean are as diverse as the region itself. My curiosity finally piqued me like a tábano horsefly. A line of people slowly passes to the front, Fathers with their young sons and daughters, In many Catholic homes, families also present a manger scene. It divides the field into studies of socioreligious formations (particularistic and universalistic formations, more specifically) and studies of cosmologies or worldviews (so-called perspectivism). Traditional folk practices continue to vie with Western medicine in experts on Latin American religion, Daniel Levine, examines the relationship between religion and politics in the region after thirty years of democratic rule. at sidewalk tables, All else is closed 24 June 2015 7 colourful festivals of Latin America. This serenade will continue until the wee hours of the morn, when then the all-day procession commences with a mass, and ends with an evening of seven dances…, Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Guápulo (Quito, Ecuador). WHEN THE VEILS PART : Honoring Our Dead – Part II. “Doña, what do you use to thicken it? 7 In all of Latin America, people in the Central American nations of Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador are among the most religiously committed and socially conservative. This ancient Muisca site near Villa de Leyva in Colombia has two parts. Many homes and businesses will also have one set up – like this inn in northern Mexico. In Latin America this holiday is known as Día de San Pedro. It happened exactly as Gauchito Gil foretold. Gauchito Gil was born in the 1840s in Pay Ubre, approximately eight kilometers (5 miles) from Mercedes, in Argentina’s Corrientes Province. As well as being a fertility ceremony, a purification ritual is performed to drive away negative energies and spirits. Día de los Muertos is a world-famous celebration that honors the dead. It’s based in the pre-Hispanic belief that the dead return in the first days of November. Let us, then, embark on a photographic-poetic excursion of Latin America to celebrate Semana Santa. Both are richly adorned with silver. of baptism, marriage, and death varying among different Catholic Latino And I enter the tin-roofed chapels where smaller versions of Gauchito Gil stand, surrounded by candles with flames dancing in a barely perceptible breeze. But in the holiness of this space, I feel uncomfortable to ask probing questions about their faith to a saint the Catholic Church (let alone any other) would adopt as its own. In Bolivia, the June solstice is a national holiday: Año Nuevo Aymara, or the Aymara New Year. Diego Cevallos. Afro-Cuban and Puerto These ceremonies show veneration and respect to the sun, Pachamama (Mother Earth), the moon and stars, and celebrate the planting or harvest seasons. photo © Lorraine Caputo, Some participants in the Good Friday processions dress as Jesus and are accompanied by friends who act as centurions and may flagellate the penitent. photo © Lorraine Caputo. This bread later came to be called guagua de pan (bread baby). At night, the round of dances is performed. photo ©Lorraine Caputo, bucklets of choclo con habas, of salchipapas, The Jueves Santo procession in Quito. Catholicismis the main religion in Latin America. Even though Catholic Church teaching forbids some of these behaviors, Protestants across the region are more likely than Catholics to see … Processions wind through narrow streets. Everywhere, villancicos are sung. The further north (or south) you go, the longer the time of light or darkness. 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