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Bolivia: Skulls decorated with flowers and sunglasses to celebrate Day of the Natitas

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, La Paz
November 08, 2019 at 18:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people celebrated the Day of the Natitas in La Paz on Friday.

Every November 8, thousands of Bolivians go to local churches and cemeteries with the decorated skulls of their deceased relatives, known as natitas.

Raul, a worshipper and participant in the ceremony, explained that the natitas “help us to facilitate the things we want to do, help us to fulfill our duties, they are very kind, they help you in various aspects and today is their anniversary.”

According to local tradition, the natitas, which means 'flat noses', are in contact with the hereafter, so they require a special veneration.

It is common among relatives of the deceased to decorate their skulls with crowns of flowers, cigarettes and sunglasses, among other accessories.

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Thousands of people celebrated the Day of the Natitas in La Paz on Friday.

Every November 8, thousands of Bolivians go to local churches and cemeteries with the decorated skulls of their deceased relatives, known as natitas.

Raul, a worshipper and participant in the ceremony, explained that the natitas “help us to facilitate the things we want to do, help us to fulfill our duties, they are very kind, they help you in various aspects and today is their anniversary.”

According to local tradition, the natitas, which means 'flat noses', are in contact with the hereafter, so they require a special veneration.

It is common among relatives of the deceased to decorate their skulls with crowns of flowers, cigarettes and sunglasses, among other accessories.

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