Tortillas: Tortillas are an important part of Paraguayan cuisine. They are eaten with
meat dishes, soups, or stews.
Pira Caldo: Pira Caldo is a traditional, hearty fish soup that is made with
Chipa: is a tasty and straightforward form of bread or cake that is made from
ground corn or cassava, milk, eggs, and cheese
Paraguay's climate overall is characterized by high humidity and warm
temperatures year-round, with hot and rainy summers, and mild winters with
significant temperature variability that can bring both frosts to practically the entire
national territory, as well as heat waves.
Paraguayans are fond of sports. While football soccer is the most-popular sport,
fishing, tennis, basketball, and golf are also common. The annual Transchaco
Rally, a three-day motor rally covering thousands of miles of dirt roads of the
sparsely populated Paraguayan Chaco, is held in September. Paraguay made its
Olympic debut at the 1968 Games in Mexico City.
Places of interest
Asuncion:A curious metropolis of more than two million people, Asuncion is the beating political, economic and
cultural heart of modern Paraguay.The center clings to the eastern banks of the Paraguay River, which meanders
around the downtown along the border with Argentina to the west.Here, visitors delve into what is – believe it or not –
actually one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the Americas.
Encarnacion:The so-called ‘Pearl of the South’ reclines carefree on the banks of the Parana River, drawing crowds of
Asuncenos (people from the capital) during the summer with the promise of pristine riparian beaches and the
country’s most up-and-coming boardwalk boulevard.The so-called ‘Pearl of the South’ reclines carefree on the banks
of the Parana River, drawing crowds of Asuncenos (people from the capital) during the summer with the promise of
pristine riparian beaches and the country’s most up-and-coming boardwalk boulevard.
Cerro Cora National Park:This pint-sized natural reserve is unquestionably one of the most dramatic and breathtaking
sections of backcountry in all of Paraguay.Only recently established, it encompasses a great swathe of undulating
savannah and highland terrain, where otherworldly hills peak above the swaying grasses and mosquitoes buzz
around the shuffling carapaces of armadillos.
Symbolism on the flag: Red Stripe: Patriotism, Courage, Equality & Justice. White
Stripe: Kindliness, Steadfastness, Unity, Peace & the Purity of Ideas. Blue Stripe:
Kindliness, Love, Sharpness, Sense of Reality & Liberty. Star: Date of
Independence, 14 May 1811.
Larissa Riquelme: Riquelme is a well-known model and actress in Paraguay, and
gained international popularity during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. She was named
the “World Cup's Girlfriend” by Marca, Spain's largest sports newspaper, after
being one of the most searched individuals on the internet.
Holidays and traditions
Dia de San Blas
This festival, held February 3 annually, celebrates Paraguay’s patron saint. Saint
Blas festival sees its biggest celebrations in the city of Ciudad del Este, which has
week-long open-air events leading up to it.
3 fun facts
Paraguay is home to the world's largest water reserve
It has one of the world's largest hydro-electric powerplants
Paraguay is a bilingual nation