Etiquette in Suriname

Suriname, located on the north coast of South America, has a population of about 574,000 people.

The predominant language is Dutch. Recognized regional languages include Sranan Tongo, Creole, Caribbean, Hindustani, and Javanese.

Suriname is a unitary parliamentary republic.

Most citizens are about half Christian, with a large percentage of Hindu residents.

The currency is the Surinamese dollar.

Avoid discussing politics, in particular local politics. People value their privacy and may consider personal questions too intrusive.

Remove your shoes before entering a person’s home.

It’s usual to dress in a casual, comfortable way though you should try to demonstrate class. People tend to dress much more relaxed at home. Swim trunks are limited to the swimming pool and immediate area only.

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