Peruvian Culture

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Hispanic and Amerindian cultures had shaped the culture of Peru by the relationship between. The ethnic diversity and rugged geography of Peru allowed diverse traditions and customs to co-exist. The coastal, European influenced Peru has passed through various intellectual stages - from colonial Hispanic culture to European Romanticism after independence. The early 20th century brought "indigenismo", expressed in a new awareness of Indian culture. Peruvian writers, artists, and intellectuals such as César Vallejo and José María Arguedas have participated in worldwide intellectual and artistic movements since World War II. People in Peru are hospitable, yet strong-willed that you will encounter in Peru. This is the Cultural differences that you will encounter in Peru but still most important thing to everyone is family. Most people will get together with their extended family for a big, long and leisurely lunch and…show more content…
You can get around speaking Spanish especially in major cities such as Lima, as people will generally speak both Spanish and one native language. Most Peruvians are Catholic, while the indigenous people have mixed beliefs of Christianity and native religions. Peruvian culture has a strong mix of Spanish colonial practices mixed with the recognition and pride of ancient local cultures and traditions. There is a strong difference between the countryside and urban lifestyles in Peru. People heavily depend on what season it is and their lives are full of manual labor. Herders cannot farm in areas of high elevation where. Religious holidays and weddings, all types of festivals, are communal celebrations that are shared with entire villages. Lifestyles depend on social classes in the cities. People of lower classes often have to work two or three jobs and live on the outskirts of cities. The richer classes have more leisurely lifestyles. Time will always be made for family no matter in what
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