jueves, 19 de mayo de 2011

General characteristics of sweden

language: Swedish. There are Finnish-speaking minorities and the Sami or Lapp in the north. Children from 9 years learning English as a first foreign language.

Religion: 86% of Swedes belong to the Lutheran Church. There are other Protestant minorities.

Social Conventions: are very important basic rules of courtesy. If you are celebrating something, before drinking it must wait until the host makes a toast. The way of thanking a meal is with the phrase 'tack för maten.'
people often wear casual clothes, but some restaurants and clubs require their customers stylish clothes. The invitations will specify if you require a suit or evening dress. There is no smoking in most public buildings and in transportation.

2 comentarios:

  1. Way to go! Very accurate desciption. :) Although, a little known fact is that most swedes, even members of the church are actually not religious. Most swedes are secular. ;)

  2. Thanks for your comment,girls!!!
    Vicky: good entry!!!