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Religion in Canary Islands

Roman Catholicism gained an early entry into the Canary Islands. Most of the original Guanches converted to Christianity. Less than 50% of the Canarios turn up for Sunday service but all the Canarios are baptized and have church weddings and funerals.

Canarios are not orthodox and rigid. They are a friendly people. People normally have their social meetings on the streets. Invitations to dinner and gatherings at home are the exception rather than the rule. Canarios are Mediterranean in the sense that they start their day late and take an afternoon siesta from 2 to 5 pm, after which they put in a few hours of work. They socialize till late in the night.

It is quite possible to take a holiday without spending a lot of money. Many people will refrain from going ...

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