Having a cheers with dead loved ones

Many people in Peru come to the cemetery to have  a drink with their deceased loved ones now and then.

Many people in Peru come to the cemetery to have a drink with their deceased loved ones now and then.

To finalize our Peruvian theme day we have quite a special short documentary for you. Metropolis TV shot people at a cemetery in one of the poorest areas of Peru’s capital Lima. The tradition there is to drink with the dead loved ones. In the Western World it would probably be a discrase if people started drinking  at a graveyard, but in many Latin American countries this is a perfectly normal thing to do. We’ll warn you that it’s not a happy video, but in it’s own way quite beautiful. Nice idea that your friends and family after you die will still toast, drink and sing together.

Just click on the link below. Now a Dutch pop-up message may appear when you enter this website asking you if you accept cookies. Every website from the Netherlands is obligated to do so, but it’s harmless. So just click ‘accepteren’ and enjoy the video.

Metropolis TV – Countries – Peru – Drinking with the dead in Peru.

Other stories Peruvian Theme Day
Episode 1 pisco
Episode 2 Cerviche
Archive Aguadito de pollo

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