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Transcript of Paraguay

Paraguay Gia 7A Celebrations Día de Año Nuevo (New Year's Day) -
Día del Héroe (Hero's Day) -

Día de Trabajo (Labor Day) -
Día de la Independencia (Independence Day) -

Fundación de Asunción (Foundation of Asunción) -

Navidad (Christmas) - Literature The most well known authors in Paraguay are Augusto Roa Bastos and Josefina Plá. Augusto Roa Bastos's two most famous works are Hijo de Hombre and Yo el Supremo. Josefina Plá was a poet and a journalist. She wrote about how people should have more rights, and how men and women are meant to be equal. Music Clothing Men: Fun Facts On Paraguay's flag, the red stripe represents courage, equality and patriotism. The white stripe symbolizes peace, unity and purity. The blue stripe stands for liberty, generosity, and truth.
Spanish and Guarani are the official languages
The currency is Guarani
The primary religion of Paraguay is Roman Catholicism
ñanduti is a form of traditional folk art in Paraguay
Cerro Pero is the highest point in Paraguay and reaches 842m above sea level
The country's major export is soybeans Food The main two ingredients in the food in Paraguay are beef, cassava and corn. Cassava is a tuber. When cassava is dried and fermented, it is known as tapioca. IT is also used to make bread and cakes. Corn is usually used in soup.
The most popular dishes in Paraguay are Sopa Paraguaya, which is made with eggs cheese and flower. Another popular food is Chipa, which is a mixture of cheese and corn four. Mbeyú is made of corn, flour, cheese and milk. Chipa so'o is like chipa except chipa so'o is filled with a vegetable mixture on the inside. Political System Asunción is the center of politics in Paraguay.
Federico Franco is the president of Paraguay
The vice president of Paraguay is Óscar Denis
The president and vice president both have five-year terms
The president also chooses a council of ministers
Members of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies also have five-year terms
Alfredo Stroessner , was a dictator in Paraguay from 1954 to 1989. He kept his power by having alliances with the strongest military leaders.
Strossner lost power in 1989 when General Andrés Rodríguez became president. He abolished the death penalty, and gave people more rights like freedom of the press and freedom of association. History Paraguay was originally occupied by native Guarni tribes
The Guaranis made alliances by the exchange of women
Spanish explorers settled in Paraguay in 1537 and established the fort of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
The Guaranis and Spanish explorers came to an agreement and soem of the Paraguayan's roots trace back to the children of the two groups Polka- Polka is one of the most popular types of music in Paraguay. It is known as being upbeat and comes from a European beat. Bibliography "Countries and Their Cultures." Culture of Paraguay. Web. 17 Jan. 2013.
"Josefina Pla." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Dec. 2012. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.
"Mi Viaje a Paraguay." : Clothing in Paraguay. 6 Apr. 2012. Web. 21 Jan. 2013.
"Paraguay Independence Day." Paraguay Independence Day. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2013.
"The Paraguayan War." The Paraguayan War. Web. 22 Jan. 2013. <http://www.paraguaywar.com/>.
"Tereré Y Paraguay." Tereré Y Paraguay: Food! 22 Mar. 2009. Web. 20 Jan. 2013.
<http://usatoparaguay.blogspot.com/2009/03/food.html>. Geogrpahy Paraguay is 157,047 square miles
It is next to Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia
The capitol of Paraguay is Asunción
The largest river in Paraguay is the Paraguay River. It is 1,629 miles long
On the Treasury Seal of Paraguay, there is a motto 'Paz y Justica' which means 'Peace and Justice'
Paraguay's flag has one red stripe, one white stripe, and one blue stripe. It is one of the oldest flags, being made on November 27th, 1842.
Paraguay gained independence on May 15, 1811 January 1st March 1st. Hero's day celebrates the country's army andit's leader, Marshal Francisco Solano López who said "I die with my country!" May 1st May 14th and 15th. It is celebrated by fireworks, concerts and parades. August 15th. PAraguy clebrates this holiday by having speeches, parades, and having traditional folk dances December 25th Instruments- Most songs in Paraguay include guitars and harps chipa Mbeyú The Music in Paraguay is heavily influenced by European music. Dances- There are six main types of dance: Polka, El Chopi, La Palomita, Pericon, and Solito Women: Most men wear dark suits and ties. Unlike the men, women prefer to wear bright colored clothing and usually wear a rebozo which is like a shawl. Children: Children wear uniforms to school and usually wear cool clothing The Paraguayan War: The Paraguayan war was started when Francisco Solano López declared war on Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay in 1864. It is sometimes known as the Triple Alliance War because Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay were a very powerful trio. The war was a fight over land and money. Guarani (Currency) ñanduti
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