In the Andes there is a kind of cult to the dead. This is a very ancient tradition where families and loved ones throw a party for their ancestors, an event filled with lots of music, dancing, food and liquor.
The traditional Andean bar is filled with people every day of the week. It is the scene of everything from happy social gatherings to vicious fights, and there are always those who keep drinking until they can no longer stand up. Many hard drinkers trade their personal belongings like watches and even articles of clothing in order to keep drinking. The rule of every bar is: "No Credit Today, Tomorrow Credit Available."