Listening habits: Spaniards are not dedicated listeners.
They read less than any other people in Europe and pay little attention to the content of presentations.
Introduction: Spain is one of Europe’s oldest countries and dominated European politics and Catholicism for centuries.
Remember that there are several Spains (Castile, Andalucia, Galicia, Catalonia, the Basques). Working hours: The working day is not an unbroken period of concentrated effort in the sense of the northern European or North American day.
Relationship building in Spain is nearly always associated with eating and drinking.
Manners and taboos: Entry into the EU has obliged business people to align their waking and working hours with the rest of Europe and the siesta tradition is dying fast.
Body language: Spanish body language is among the most overt of all cultures.
Flashing eyes, exaggerated facial expressions, extensive use of hands, arms and shoulders are typical.
Eye contact is along with the Greek, the strongest in Europe.
Baptisms are extremely important in the Spanish and Latin American culture. A Catholic baptism is a serious and well thought-out event for those of Spanish and Latin American descent.
Before the baptism, Catholic parents select sponsors or Godparents for their infant.