Etiquette

  • Greeting It's not unusual for Salvadorans to touch each other lightly on the arms when chatting. It is usually intended as a friendly gesture and is not necessarily flirtatious.
  • Moving about When it comes to boarding buses, queuing etiquette is generally nonexistent.
  • Interactions It's common to attempt to catch a person's attention by hissing to them. Don't be affronted: the gesture is used indiscriminately and is not intended to be rude.
  • Religion The majority of Salvadorans are very religious. Be respectful when discussing religious matters to avoid causing offence.