Spain: CultureGram

By: Skyler B. And Gage W.

1) Cultural etiquette used when in public, when dining and when dating

-When dating the man will pay because if he dont it makes him look unmanly. Also the couple sit on the same side of the table or booth.                                                              -When dining you must keep your utensils on the table when not using them, if you lay them on your plate for an extended amount of time then you waiter or waitress will come pick up your plate. This shows that you are finished.                                                -Personal pride and individualism are highly valued, as are character and breeding. Modesty is valued over assertiveness. Flaunting superiority, intelligence and ability is not appreciated. People strive to project affluence and social position. Personal appearance, image and human relationships are very important.

2) Weddings and funerals            

-Weddings: Spanish weddings are expensive, formal, and there are lots of pictures taken.                                                                                                                                   -Funerals: Take place soon after the passing of a loved one, you should wear dark colors and pay respects to your deceased family or friend.

3) A unique event, a holiday, or a religious activity

-Corpus Christi: The Feast of Corpus Christi, also known as Corpus Domini, is a Latin Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the tradition and belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist. It emphasizes the joy of the institution of the Eucharist, which was observed on Holy Thursday in the somber atmosphere of the nearness of Good Friday.

4) Mealtimes, typical diet for each meal and traditional foods that we eat in the US

5 meals a day

      1) 7:00 am a light Breakfast- typically coffee, pastry, and maybe juice

     2) 10:00 am a light mid morning snack- half sandwich, coffee, maybe juice

      3) 2 pm heavy Lunch- A hot meal prepared at home usually with family

     4) 6:30 pm light late afternoon snack- pastry, cookie, piece of fruit

     5) 10 pm Dinner- Pasta, meat, salad                                                                             

-In Spain, the typical diet consists in a small breakfast, a midday snacks, a large afternoon lunch, a late afternoon snack and a late evening meal. The Spanish diet consists of a lot of foods high in carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, fried potatoes, rice dishes, sweet rolls and hot sweet chocolate. Fish, eggs, pork sausage, cheese, herbs and spices are also common ingredients of the Spanish diet.

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