Social Life in Haiti
WARNING: Safety is a concern in Haiti, please
read this travel warning before going!
The Haitians are conservative in most aspects of their lives and this is best seen
in their behaviors, dress, and dining etiquette. They tend to dress and act conservatively,
much of which is based on the doctrines of their Catholic faith. However, there
is also great variety in the way the Haitians behave as the country is quite diverse
ethnically and geographically.
As a visitor to Haiti try to follow the lead of the locals
by dressing conservatively (see below for details), dining in the local etiquette
(see our Haiti Dining & Food Page),
and avoid sensitive conversation topics, such as politics, finances, and business
unless initiated by your local counterpart. Also try to avoid being loud, rude,
showing off wealth, or getting noticeably drunk in public.