Angola Local Customs

  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
    by Kamasoto
  • Local Customs
    by Kamasoto

Angola Local Customs

  • Coffee and timber

    Far from Europe or America, Angola seems a country of oil and diamonds, and it surely is. However, the people lives a different life, where more common products and arts dominate. Coffee markets, timber exporting, or brick manufacturing complement agriculture, dominated by corn and cassava, in Uige's villages and farms.

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  • Brick factory

    Somewhere in Zaire, bricks are produced in the easiest way: clay is mixed with straw, shaped and... it's done. A couple of days under the bright sun replaces the firing costs, and Quiximba will continue to grow. Did it really grow? Quiximba was a village formed by the familiar of guerrilla warriors from Quanza Sul, moved to the far north to brake...

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  • 35 years of Independence - 11 November...

    On 11th November 2010, Angola celebrate its 35th year of Independence.The streets of Luanda were decorated accordingly for the celebration.

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  • THE FLAG OF ANGOLA

    The current flag of Angola came to use on the date of its Independence from Portugal - November 11, 1975. The flag was a simple modification of the guerilla movement, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), which formed the first government. The upper red section repreents the blood shed during the struggle for war for...

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  • Football - National Pride - World Cup...

    -Written on May 29, 2006:For the first time ever, Angola Football National Team (Soccer in American english) is going to play in a World Cup Championship.Angolans are very pride of that. To attend this World Cup Championship, Angola needed to defeat the national teams of Chad, Algeria, Gabon, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and Rwanda. For Germany-2006, their...

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  • Football - passion for the Portuguese...

    It is said that the Portuguese Football league is more popular in Angola than their own national league. Several people have positively confirmed that to me. Portuguese teams such as Benfica, Sporting, and Porto find thousands aficionados in Angola.During football season, every weekend thousands of Angolans listen to the radio, watch on TV, and...

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  • Football - Angolans love Portuguese...

    Angolans are big fans of Portuguese National Football team. Whenever there's a International match with the Portuguese Team involved, Angolans always stick on the portuguese side. [Well, a exception may be made for only one particular match for this June World Cup in Germany, where Angola will face Portugal as opponent].Portuguese players such as...

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  • The Thinker - a National Icon.

    O Pensador (the Thinker in english), a hand-made crafted wood piece, is considered a national symbol in Angola.I found the image of this piece in several official related matters. Even the kwanza banknotes, the national currency, features the Pensador in its watermark.I've already done a little research on the internet about the Pensador. The...

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  • ENGLISH - For portuguese...

    ENGLISH - For portuguese speaking travelers: if you ask something, the answer 'ainda' means just 'no'. PORTUGUÊS - Para os lusófonos: se a resposta à sua pergunta fôr 'ainda', significa 'não'.FRANÇAIS - Pour ceux qui comprennent le portugais: si la réponse à votre question est 'ainda', cela veut juste dire 'non'

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