Today, the dominant culture of Venezuela reflects a blend of indigenous and Spanish customs, as well as regional Caribbean and Andean influences. Venezuelans are often described as warm, welcoming and open people. They are generally unified by a shared desire for fairness and equality.
What is a Venezuelan tradition?
Most Venezuelans are Catholic and celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25. In Caracas, and throughout the country, festivities begin on December 16 with mass church services each morning. The final service, Misa de Aguinaldo or Misa de Gallo, occurs at midnight on Noche Buena, or Christmas Eve.
What Venezuela is known for?
It has the worlds largest known oil reserves and has been one of the worlds leading exporters of oil. Previously, the country was an underdeveloped exporter of agricultural commodities such as coffee and cocoa, but oil quickly came to dominate exports and government revenues.
What race is a Venezuelan?
Venezuela is a country of immigrants. About two-thirds of the population is mestizo (of mixed European and indigenous [Amerindian] ancestry) or mulatto-mestizo (African, European, and indigenous); about one-fifth of Venezuelans are of European lineage, and one-tenth have mainly African ancestry.
Are Venezuelans Mexican?
Venezuelan Mexicans (Spanish: venezolano-mexicanos) are Mexicans who trace their heritage, or part of their heritage, to the nation of Venezuela. As of 2015, Venezuelans were the fifth largest immigrant group in Mexico, following Americans, Guatemalans, Spaniards and Colombians.
What dances are popular in Venezuela?
They include the national dance the Joropo, the Venezuelan merengue and the Baile de Tambor.