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Unformatted text preview: custom for Spanish hosts to offer pieces of ham to their guests. Though the statistics say that the percentage of Roman Catholics is extremely high, the percentage of actual “practicing catholics is much lower”. It is hard to pin down exactly the number because the definition of a “practicing catholic” varies. Contrary to popular belief, the religious experience in Spain is similar to that of the United States. The degree to which people practice varies greatly, and it does not have a large impact on daily life. Culture Because of our close proximity to Mexico and Latin America, Americans tend to assume that Spain is the same, and confuse their cultures. Many Mexican traditions have made their way over from Spain and have been transformed, but the two cultures are clearly different. Spaniards take great pride in their culture and traditions, especially things that are disctinctive to their nation or region. It would take more time than I have to go into d...
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This document was uploaded on 03/26/2014 for the course IS 290 at Richmond.

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