Peru dating and marriage customs
Three meals a day is the norm with the largest meal being lunch.Staple foods throughout the country include corn tortillas and tamales, black beans, rice, wheat bread and pasta.Peruvian territory was home to the Norte Chico civilization, one of the six oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America.It was conquered by the Spanish Empire in the 16th century, which established a Viceroyalty with jurisdiction over most of its South American domains.Inhabitants practiced spinning and knitting of cotton and wool, basketry and pottery.
Food is an important part of Guatemalan customs and culture.
Over the following three thousand years, inhabitants switched from nomadic lifestyles to cultivating land, as evidence from sites such as Jiskairumoko, Kotosh and Huaca Prieta demonstrates.
Cultivation of plants such as corn and cotton (Gossypium barbadense) began, as well as the domestication of animals such as the wild ancestors of the llama, the alpaca and the guinea pig.
Much like in Spain, Guatemalan people celebrate Christmas, Advent, Three Kings and Easter as the most important holidays of the year.
Additionally, each village and town honors their respective patron saints and other local events annually.
On Chiloé Island also in the south, a distinct chilote culture emerged over the centuries from a relatively harmonious blending of Indian and Spanish backgrounds; this culture is characterized by rich traditions of music, dance, and mythological tales.