Families in Paraguay

by Jordyn Jones

Interesting Fact: Semana Santa is the most important holiday period and is a week for family gatherings.

"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege"

Family Structure

Most families live together even when the children get married.

Extended family is centered.

Community fiestas are popular to get to know the community.

Child/Parent Relationship

Gender Roles

Gender Roles

~The men provide for the household

~The women take care of the children and house

~The children begin helping out the parents/elders at a young age

Belief/View on Family

Family is a treasured value in the Paraguayan lifestyle. Everything is centered around family- holidays, meals, parties and celerations, and so much more.


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