Tour of 1950's Colombia

A time traveling experience

Step into the time machine by pressing play...

Whirling tunnel optical illusion
...you find yourself in an unfamiliar setting as you awaken from the side effects of the time machine. There seems to be a woman attempting to calm you and your friends down as you try to make sense of your surroundings. She explains that you are in Colombia during La Violencia and instructs you to stay together.

Guia de Excursion: El departmento de Sucre

Location

The city is Sincelejo, Colombia: the capital of the department of Sucre. Colombia is divided into departments much like states or provinces. The tour guide will show inform you on various things happening around the city and relevant places nearby to educate you on the lifestyle of local Colombians.

Current Events

The year is 1951. After the Liberalist party candidate Jorge Eliecer Saitan was assassinated, our country has been split between the Conservative and Liberal parties. Not only has this caused political struggles but has also begun a violent civil war within our borders.

El Casa

Man knows best

Here in Colombia, the man is the most important figure in the household. The word for his undeniable "swagger" and position of power is "machismo." He is expected to uphold the family honor and make the decisions. The women are taught to put the man's need in front of her own and care for the home. They are not granted the right to vote or an opinion in society. Men often view the lady as "play things" or insignificant to the community's foundation.

Tiempo de Fiesta

La comida

The national dish for Colombia bandeja paisa. Fruit is usually eaten with every meal and end in a sweet dessert such as milhotas or torta de tres leches. Colombia is best known for their coffee, and the national liquor is Aguardiente.

La musica

There is a rich heritage that combines Amerindian, African, and Spanish culture. On the coast, a style of music called cumbia is played with flutes and drums.
What is Cumbia? Colombia's National Dance Explained.

Celebracion

enero

• Manizales fair (bullfighting, people used to do it on coffee plantations or for coffee)

• Epiphany (on the 6th)



abril

• Easter

• Holy Week (week before easter)



20 junio

• Independence day



1 noviembre

• All Saints Day



8 deciembre

• Immaculate Conception Day

25 deciembre

• Christmas

• Feast of Saints (throughout the month, give sacrifices and or parties for church and various saints)

La Iglesia

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Photo of a man outside a church in courtesy of http://www.everyculture.com/images/ctc_01_img0250.jpg
Jesus Pescador De Hombres

Religion

Most respected leaders are priests or members of the church. The Roman Catholic Church is predominant with 90% of Colombia baptized. They are in charge of schools, libraries, and gardens.
Catholicism | Have A Little Faith

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Master Time Travelers

Members: Jamy Rae, Madi Noonan, Charlie McCartney, Peyton Tugman, Savannah, Adam Smith, Eva Connolly, Brina Whitlock, and Emily Hudson


Information gathered by various group members

Compiled into Smore by Emily Hudson and Eva Connolly