Etiquette in El Salvador

El Salvador is a Central American country and has a population of 6.4 million people.

The nation is a unitary presidential constitutional republic.

The official language of El Salvador is Spanish.

Most Salvadorans are Christian.

The currency of the country is the U.S. dollar.

People tend to greet one another with a handshake. Men greet women, usually, with a nod or a hello. People who know one another well or who are family friends may give one another a little kiss on the cheek or a hug.

Appreciate the table for a moment before you dig in. You’ll be told when to sit and enjoy the meal.

Usually, though not always, all courses are served at once.

Eat everything on your plate, but don’t eat too fast. Be sure you try every dish offered.

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