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The official religion in Spain is Roman Catholic, although the majority of the population today are only nominally so and are actually very atheistic. The North Africans who Katrina works with are Muslims as they come from an Islamic nation.
The official language is Spanish, which is the main language Katrina uses to communicate with her Moroccan friends. She is also learning some Arabic which is the main language spoken by her friends.
Evangelical Christians make up less than .1% of the population in Spain. Their churches
aren’t very large, and many meet in homes. Spaniards view Evangelical Christians
as some sort of cult, think they are weird and view it as a religion for the gypsies.
The history of Spain is long and colorful. It was conquered and influenced by many
peoples, including Iberians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Visigoths. In the 8th
century, the Arabs came into Spain, spreading the Islam religion that had swept across
North Africa. They remained for several centuries (711 -
Cultural Fun Facts
Spaniards do not shake hands in greeting. Instead they kiss each other on both cheeks. Spaniards still observe the afternoon siesta, when shops are closed for two hours for lunch and a short rest.