Exploring Paraguayan Culture
Paraguay is a country with long traditions, a passion for soccer, and fascinating natural wonders. A mix of the indigenous Guaraní Indian culture with the Spanish conquistadors resulted in friendly, warm, and welcoming people who are proud of their riverside capital of Asuncion, Jesuit mission ruins, and national parks.
Most people in Paraguay are mestizos, people of mixed European and Indian descent, and most are bilingual in Spanish and Guaraní. In fact, it’s common to see Guaraní Indians selling feathered headdresses in city plazas or locals riding through the streets in horse- or ox-drawn carts. Paraguayans are very hospitable and enjoy a peaceful, leisurely paced life. Paraguay culture involves many traditions that celebrate its native arts, crafts, music, instruments, and dance.