Customs and traditions of Argentina
Despite the incredible mixing of ethnic groups and cultures, Argentina is one of the most "Europeanized" states of the continent, managed to form their special culture, similar and not similar to neighboring countries. There are a lot of immigrants from the British Islands, Germany, Slavic countries, but there are practically no Indians left, only small isolated groups live in the Far North and the south of the country. The effect of various ethnic groups in the local culture is simultaneously and well noticeable, and at the same time, when the conversation comes to the country as a whole, national differences merge into one capacious concept "Argentine". Despite the economic cataclysms of the last time, which greatly influenced the level of life of the inhabitants of this, once the most successful country. America, Argentines continue to remain those who have always been – proud and independent people, literally others in their history and their country.
Social tension in the country over the past few years has increased markedly – the economic crises of the beginning of the XXI century noticeably differentiated the local society, bringing a certain element of panic, especially well noticeable for those who came to the country relatively recently. It became noticeably more than beggars and beggars, so unusual for this country earlier, natural illegal settlements have emerged in the cities "Villas". The number of manifestations and street processions increased. But at the same time, it is noticeable, with which enviable persistence, this people are chosen from the crisis. And certainly crisis did not affect one of the main features of the country – the unique local temperament.
Argentines are famous for its "Latin" temperament, equally characteristic of both men and women. At the same time, the attitude towards each other and to foreigners is very attentive. Politeness here seems to be the same custom as following fashion trends or attention to their appearance. And this is not a shown, but quite natural behavior of people – even the beggar on Peniti will ask the coin without such a characteristic of such cases of improving. And if you are familiar to familiar people, then with smiles and mutual compliments.
When meeting, familiar people kiss each other on the cheek, unfamiliar – He greets Europe. Everyone literally is preserved in politics and football, as well as on what the impression they leave from the interlocutor. Some obsession, especially manifested in the relationship between the sexes, serves here rather a ritual than the actual desire to achieve their own (do not forget about the inherent passion for theater to theater). The same category includes a pretty frivolous attitude of local residents to their words and promises. If it comes to business, then you can still (and you need) to wait for impeccable implementation of these promises. But as for everyday life – here you should not believe the words of Argentine. Moreover, in the stream of spells by them, it is difficult to solve the promise itself or its conditions. Yes, and late for a meeting for half an hour-hour is quite common practice.
The Argentines themselves are very touchy, but not malicious. Stop the quarrel or compensate allegedly applied offense can immediately, in place, attaching minimal efforts. But in this matter should not be to overtake the stick – the pride of local residents and for themselves, and for their country, often quite sincere and serious. Even the local fashion, which, as you know, is the essence of a non-permanent, for Argentina, the subject of special pride. It remains unchanged to this aspect, and his concern for its appearance.
Most of the Argentians speak Spanish only. And in many places in the go, various jargon and slang, like Buenos Aires "Lundardo". English understand only employees of hotels and some sellers of large stores, but those at a convenient case will go to their native language. Languages of ethnic groups can be heard everywhere, but most often and here all the words will abundantly crumpled by Spanish.
Argentinians get up late, so there are also dinner and dinner later than the usual period. Lunch usually passes around 16.00-18.00, and dinner – after 21.00, even on weekdays, and more attention is paid to dinner. Trapez usually passes very powerively, with compliance with some little rituals (each family has their own) and is necessarily accompanied by long conversations "about everything" – About politics, football, tango, family, business, weather and so on. Moreover, the real clarification of the interlocutor’s opinion on this or that the problem under discussion as a whole is not so important, the main thing is the ability to show yourself and equally – listen to the interlocutor. The main thing here is not to move a certain face behind which the Argentine begins to experience an emotional interest in the issue discussed. Then the conversation can turn into a small rally, however, the same theatrical as many emotions.