Bolivians decorate skulls with sunglasses and cigarettes to honor the dead
– Bolivians commended the Day of Skulls throughout the end of the week, a vivid custom established in antiquated indigenous convictions that is intended to bring favorable luck and assurance by regarding the dead.
Known as “ñatitas,” the skulls are embellished and marched to the burial ground seven days after All Saints Day. Some are embellished with shades and cigarettes just as brilliant blossoms and caps.
The festival of the skulls, which are kept inside a large portion of the year, is accepted to have its foundations in the Uru Chipaya custom of disinterring the collections of friends and family at the one-year commemoration of their passing.
The celebration this year harmonizes with the initiation of Bolivia’s new President Luis Arce, which covers a tempestuous year for the Andean nation that has been shaken in the course of the most recent year by political change and the Covid pandemic.
“We come to ask or the enthusiasts come here to request the kindnesses they need, particularly requesting wellbeing and for the prosperity of family,” said Angel Aduviri, praising the day, adding the skulls helped individuals get things they required.
“In 2014 an individual advised the skulls that he needed to be an official and the skulls conceded his desire, the individual was chosen a legislator.”
Customs and societies of the Aymara, Quechua and different gatherings stay solid in Bolivia, where indigenous individuals are a lion’s share in a nation set in the core of South America.
Arce’s communist MAS party, which was in power for just about 14 years under indigenous pioneer Evo Morales until he was expelled a year ago in the midst of fights, has customarily had solid binds with the nation’s indigenous gatherings and developments.
“I have stayed with the Natitas, we come each year, there are numerous enthusiasts,” said aficionado Rosario Zelaya. “They are our holy messengers, they deal with us, manage us, help us, ensure us and favor us. Clearly first God and afterward our spirits.”