Venezuela

The Land of Grace

Sandhya- Venezuelan Culture

Venezuelan Culture is one of the most popular cultures in the world. There are many things we need to know if we are going to learn about Venezuelan Culture. Like, their food, festival, sports, holidays, clothing, and language. Let's start off with food. Venezuelans have a variety of foods, from sweet to spicy or with meat and vegetarian. One of their most famous and well-known dishes is called arepa. Arepa is flatbread and it's also known as the national bread. Next, we have festivals. The festivals in Venezuela are filled with traditions passed down from years and years ago. It is a very joyful time for the people. It's filled with dancing, singing, and lots and lots of food. In addition, we have sports. Soccer is the most common sport in Venezuela, as well as the other states in South America. Many of the people known in Venezuela are for their soccer skills. Another very important part of culture are the holidays. Since a majority of the people in South America are Roman Catholic, most of the holidays are Catholic. Some of the most known holidays are Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The clothing in Venezuela is regular everyday clothing we wear here but if there are some traditional days women wear long skirts and blouses while men wear pants and vests with bright colors. Last but not least, we have language. Spanish is the main language in Venezuela. Since Venezuela has some tourism there are some people who speak English.

Sandhya-Government

Venezuela's Government is a federal government. The federal government has three distinct branches, which are legislative, executive,and judicial. The President is Nicolas MADURO Moros for executive, which means he has all presidential responsibilities. Judicial branch means Supreme Tribunal of Justice, in other words known as court. The legislative branch, which is the law making branch of the government.Venezuela's longer form of the name is Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, but they shortened it to Venezuela. Their constitution was last adopted on 15 December 1999, it became effective on 30 December 1999, and was amended 2009. They have some national symbols and songs. Their national symbol is a bird and its called troupial and their national anthem is "Gloria al bravo pueblo" (Glory to the Brave People).
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Sandhya-10 necessity/survival list

  1. First Aid Kit- No matter where you go you're going to need your first aid kit, just in case bad luck comes around somewhere.
  2. Swimsuit- Venezuela has great beaches, so you might as well bring your swimsuit!
  3. Water- The scorching sun in Venezuela can sometimes make it hard to go sight-seeing. So water is a very important necessity.
  4. Shoes- The roads in some parts in Venezuela are very rocky and hard to walk in so shoes are a guaranteed necessity.
  5. Sunscreen- The sun in Venezuela has a lot of strong rays that can be good but at the same time they can be harmful.
  6. Insect Repellent- The humidity in Venezuela causes a lot of insects such as mosquitos to come around. It gets very irritating, and insect repellent is the solution.

  7. Camera- Venezuela has a lot of beautiful places to visit, and you need to something to keep memories and a camera does the job.
  8. Cash, ATM cards, and traveler’s checks- Even though Venezuela doesn't have the same currency as the United States, you can bring dollars to exchange for Venezuelan currency.

  9. Binoculars- When you're in Venezuela you may go hiking and if you do this object comes in good use.

  10. Map- If you're going to come to Venezuela for vacation you're going to have to look around and to do that you will need a map.

Come to this fine land!

Molly-Ten Things To Do

1. Venezuela has many 4 and 5 star resorts with countless great reviews and said to have amazing service.

2. Venezuela has up to 43 national parks with breathtaking sights of beautiful landscapes!

3. Venezuela has 20 national monuments. For instance, the Panteon Nacional is a cemetery of Venezuelan celebrities, statues, buildings, and even ancient structures.

4. Venezuela offers camping accomodations just for tourists. The Coral Lagoon, for instance, owns beachfront cabins that can sleep up to 12 people with AC and cable TV.

5. Venezuela offers adventure tourism in mountains, coastlines, and rivers, you can kayak, canoe, surf, and go horseback-riding.

6. Venezuela is home to Angel Falls, the world's tallest waterfall. Seeing it would blow your mind.

7. Venezuela has gorgeous beaches where you can snorkel, swim, go scuba-diving, or just try to tan.

8. You can see exotic wildlife up close in Venezuela at Rancho Grande, where you can see jaguars, monkeys, herons, hummingbirds, and other amazing creatures.

9. Venezuela has ethnic festivals, like joropo dancing at parties and outdoor concerts in Los Llanos.

10. Venezuela has white-sand beaches in Parque Nacional Mohcima where you can dive, fish and see coral reefs while snorkeling.

Molly's Venezuelan History

Venezuelan history is similar to the history of most Central and South American countries, but it still has unique differences. Christopher Columbus and his men settled on the Venezuelan coast by the Caribbean Sea in 1498. Soon, other Europeans, mostly Spanish and Portugese, began to settle there. They brought enslaved Africans, which make up a percentage of Venezuelan races today.Spain ruled Venezuela for a long time, until Venezuela gained their independence in the 1800s. The Federal War was a conflict between leaders that lasted from 1859 to 1863. It was one of the most famous wars there. It formed the governments of Antonio Guzman Blanco and of General Joaquin. Hugo Chavez, one of the famous leaders, became president in 1999 after 2 years in prison.

Joseph-5 Famous People Who Live In Venezeula

  • Aida Yespica was famous when she used to be the Miss Venezuela competition in 2002.
  • Miguel Cabrera won his first American League home run title in 2008, then in 2011, he won his first of three straight AL batting titles.
  • Jorge Linares has been a 2-time WBC Featherweight Champion, and the WBA Super Featherweight Champion from November 2008–October 2009.
  • Magglio Ordonez has been a Six-time MLB All-Star who won the American League batting title in 2007 with the Detroit Tigers.
  • Elvis Andrus played four seasons in the minor leagues before being named to the Texas Rangers starting lineup in 2009.
  • Greivis Vásquez was born in Caracas and moved to the United States to attend high school at Montros Christian School in Rockville, Maryland in 2004.

Joseph-Economy and Current Events

There is protest against the Cuban president for leeching of Venezuelan oil wealth to the floor. But there just there to stick up for their country and nothing violent has escalated. In some parts of the city there is lots of beautiful plays and scenery of the beaches and volcanos. But some are field with poverty and fighting.foods tha are typical Venezuelan dish is carne mechada, shredded beef. It comes from the cattle-ranching areas of Los Llanos. most events that are coming up is one is cinco de mayo this means celebrating the Battle of Puebla , which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts. There is protest against the Cuban president for leeching of Venezuelan oil wealth to the floor. But there just there to stick up for their country and nothing violent has escalated. In some parts of the city there is lots of beautiful plays and scenery of the beaches and volcanos. But some are field with poverty and fighting.foods tha are typical Venezuelan dish is carne mechada, shredded beef. It comes from the cattle-ranching areas of Los Llanos. most events that are coming up is one is cinco de mayo this means celebrating the Battle of Puebla , which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts.

Venezuela's Awesomeness

Culture, food, and fun!