Friday, October 31, 2008

The Wawa

We have been learning about interesting religious cultural traditions in Peru in November.
November 1st is the day when the catholics in Peru particularly remember family members who have died in the previous year.
In the home and at the cemetery they will prepare favourite food,and play favourite music of their departed relative and have a feast, believing that the soul of their relative is with them as they celebrate.
During the whole month of Novemember friends hold Wawa (baby ) ceremonies where they have special sweet baked bread shaped and iced as a baby, they ask close friends to be godparents forming a friendship bond and then celebrate together by cutting and eating the child shaped bread.
So at language school as well as conjugating many verbs and trying to get to grips with different tenses we are learning about Peruvian culture too.

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