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Easy Podcast: El arete guasu: una celebración sagrada del pueblo guaraní

Guarani are a group of indigenous peoples that live across Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina.

The Arete Guasú, literally ‘fiesta grande’ (big party), is a sacred Guarani celebration that originally coincided with the maize harvest. However, this festivity currently takes place during the Christian carnival.

This joyful, three-day event celebrates the meeting of the worlds of the death, the living and the ancestors with music, dancing, and other traditional practices.

Click play and listen to the history of the Arete Guasú!