Faritanin' Antananarivo Local Customs

  • Plastic palanquin for the French officials
    Plastic palanquin for the French...
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  • Zebu horn is the main material for these !
    Zebu horn is the main material for these...
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  • Handmade Embroidery on tablecloth...
    Handmade Embroidery on tablecloth...
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Faritanin' Antananarivo Local Customs

  • Religion- Belief system

    Although I've never been aware of this, not all Malagasy are Christians. It took me a stay in Brussels to have met a Muslim Malagasy woman for the first time (beside the Pakistani & Comoro communities, that is). The Moslem community accounts for 4% of Madagascar population. What surprised me lately was that the Christians don't even make up for...

  • Vokatra... auctions for charity or...

    Vokatra means "result" or "harvest" or "output", depending on the context. Vokatra I refer to in this tip are the auctions made to collect money (fund raising) for the parishes. They use to take place in countryside churches.You have to understand that most of families in urban Tana have their roots in Tana surroundings (countryside). Malagasy...

  • Famadihana in Merina region

    Hmmm... You are entering here in one of our mysterious local customs, that most of time, only Malagasy people understand.Textually, "Famadihana" means "Returning" (the dead corpse, in this case). This custom is a rite of the two tribes of central highlands: the Merina (from Tana province) and Betsileo (from Fianarantsoa) people. The tip and below...


Faritanin' Antananarivo Hotels

  • Hotel Sakamanga

    For the price, Sakamanga is the best hotel in Antananarivo. It has a lovely shaded courtyard and all...

  • Pension de Famillie Sulby

    300 meter southwest from the Cathedral

  • Le Relais des Plateaux

    Lot 66 B Antanetibe Ivato, Antananarivo, 105, Madagascar

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Royal Palissandre

    Le Royal Pallisandre is a very good quality hotel in the heart of the city. The rooms and public...

  • Les Trois Metis

    Tana Centre Ville, IVA Antaninandro - (Face Station Jovenna), Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Ibis Antananarivo Ankorondrano

    Route des hydrocarbures, Ankorondrano, Antananarivo, 101, Madagascar

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Carlton

    Rue Pierre Stibbe Anosy, (formerly Hilton Madagascar), Antananarivo, 101, Madagascar

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • La Varangue

    La Varangue was a beautiful and peaceful place to rest in busy Antananarivo. We has 2 short stays...

  • Residence Lapasoa

    Résidence Lapasoa Isoraka BP 3650 Antananarivo Tél :22 611 40. 180.000 FMG Beautiful colonial...


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