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Cuba - Culture


  • Street in the Old Part of Havana

Social Conventions

The population of Cuba is known for being outgoing and friendly as well as being very informal.  Handshakes are the formal way of greeting while friends tend to say hello by kissing once on the right cheek.  It is important to remember that criticizing the government can be taboo, and if visiting churches, women should make sure to cover their shoulders and legs.

 

Language

Spanish is the official language, however, English is spoken in tourist areas, but is not widely spoken in other parts of the country.

 

Religion

While there is a Roman Catholic majority in Cuba, there are also Afro-Cuban religions followed.  Other minority religions include Protestant churches, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists.


 

 

 


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