Venezuela, a Country to Love - GinaSantiPhotography
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Santeria was born in Cuba among Yoruba slaves from West Africa. They were forbidden to practice their own religion, so they fused their beliefs with the Catholicism of their masters, starting a tradition that has spread and is quite popular throughout the Americas. Following this tradition, peony bracelets are commonly used as amulets for protection, especially of children, from evil's eye or "mal de ojo".