Burundi has an amazing multitude of happy and friendly people who are proud of their country and will make sure you enjoy your visit. They share both a common language and collective cultural elements which are admirable.
Greetings in Burundi are full of expressions of peace and love for individuals and the whole community, which is openly, passed to all visitors with a warm handshake or a hug accompanied by a beautiful smile. The people are relationship driven.
Christianity remains to be the most-followed religion in here but Islam and other religions are respected.Sharing a meal is a social moment where families or friends enjoy a meal together mostly from one large plate. Burundian meal is simple but with no doubts a healthy one which will always be accompanied by a drink.
Burundi traditional clothing consists of African Vitenge (wrappers). Young girls and women wear this type of clothing which is very popular especially during ceremonies and social gatherings. Unlike the city dwellers, people in rural areas and small communities do not go for western style of clothing, instead they settle for traditional way of dressing. Burundi clothing is simple and uniquely designed. It is important that the person wearing the garment feel comfortable and is able to perform various duties and work.
In this country, the value of music has proven to be significant to the culture. For example, one of the most celebrated cultures is the playing of historical drums. As sacred objects, the drums were much more than simple musical instruments; they were used for special circumstances. Major events for the king were announced through the drums, such a royal coronation, funeral, and weddings. As part of keeping their culture alive, locals play the drums at major modern day events particularly during national and international events. They still respect drums just as their ancestors did.
Welcoming everyone with warm smiles is the way of life here in Burundi.