When we get older, it seems like anything that we didn’t grow up with is weird, not just different. It might make us uncomfortable when we first learn about new things, and some people even find that trying foods that they didn’t grow up with is a big deal.
However, it’s important to make sure that we expose ourselves to different cultures early on in life, so that we can grow up into more tolerant and well-adjusted individuals. Here are a few different ceremonies from other cultures that you may never have heard of before.
Fiesta de las Natitas
In Bolivia, many people believe that death is not the end, but rather just the next phase of life. People in Bolivia keep the skulls of their loved ones in their home and treat them like a beloved part of the family — they are believed to provide security and protection to the residents of the home. Many Bolivians believe that their dreams will reveal messages from their loved ones if they keep the skulls close. Every November 8th, Bolivians gather in local cemeteries and celebrate the Fiesta de las Ñatitas, where they bring tributes to the skulls and celebrate the memories of their loved ones.