Burundi Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by CatherineReichardt
  • Local Customs
    by CatherineReichardt
  • Local Customs
    by CatherineReichardt

Burundi Local Customs

  • Burundians are a little obsessed by...

    Primus (pronounced 'Pre Moose') beer is the dominant beer brand - or indeed any brand - in Burundi, and wherever you go in the country, it's impossible to evade the reach of its advertising and ubiquitous depots.Primus is a lager style beer with a 5% alcohol content that is well suited to the tropical climate. It's brewed in four countries in the...

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  • In Burundi, the laws of physics don't...

    (work in progress)In Burundi , the bicycle is king, and in this respect, it feels much more like Asia than Africa. Thus, an obvious – but nonetheless absorbing - pastime on a road trip through the Burundian countryside is to spot the biggest/heaviest/most improbable bicycle load. Ours was not an exhaustive study, but for what it’s worth, here’s our...

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  • the ancient drums

    Drums play a big part in the music of most African countries, but in Burundi they have an almost spiritual meaning. The old kings used to travel with their drummers everywhere, and being a royal drummer was a position to be passed on from father to son. and what drums they have! they are huge, and playing them is hard, athletic words. There are...

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  • Paying for surgery/medical care vs not...

    We went on a missions trip to Burundi with a host church to go to - we were totally wonderfully looked after, kept safe with transport and escort, fed with excellent local food and dishes, met wonderful people - we were very busy and had long days visiting various churches and groups (eg orphan and widowed or single mother support groups) and...

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  • Burundi Highlands tea "Naturally the...

    We learnt that Burundi is famed for excellent tea and coffee - the tea and coffee that we drank on a daily basis for breakfast was delicious - most noticeably the coffee!! The tea regarded as the best is called Nile-Source from the Office de The Du Burundi company - also the makers of what is regarded as the best coffee. The name 'Nile-Source' is...

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