Etiquette in Cuba

Cuba is located in the Caribbean Sea and has a population of 11.2 million people.

The island is a unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state[4].

The official language of Cuba is Spanish.

The majority of citizens follow Christianity.

The currency of Cuba is the peso.

Men and women shake hands in Cuba. Handshakes among men may be held longer than usual and direct eye contact is the norm. Close friends hug and women may kiss one another on the cheek.

If you are invited to a Cuban’s home for dinner, you will be shown where to sit. Don’t begin dining until the host has proclaimed, “Buen provecho!”

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