Religion and mentality of local residents
According to Countryaah, the culture of Andorra is a mixture of French and Spanish customs. Brought up in strict Catholic traditions, the inhabitants do not accept the defiant behavior of others.
In Andorra, unlike the states bordering it, there are no strip bars, pornography and prostitution are banned. Sexual minorities do not show themselves. For defiant behavior, local authorities immediately expel a tourist from the country, regardless of his economic status. Check agooddir for recent history of Andorra.
Rules of conduct in Andorra
The crime rate in Andorra is very low, but you shouldn’t leave your belongings unattended. There is no official smoking ban here. From alcoholic beverages, shops sell mainly Spanish wines.
Andorra is, first of all, a ski country. When skiing on mountain slopes, observe the following safety precautions:
- Children under 12 must wear safety helmets;
- When overtaking another skier, make sure that you do not endanger him with your actions;
- Do not stop in places difficult for other skiers to see;
- In the event of an accident at the time of descent, provide the victim with all possible assistance;
- When skiing, carefully follow the markings of the track. This is especially true for warning posters.
- January 1 is New Year’s Eve.
- January 6 – Epiphany.
- March 14 is Constitution Day. It was drawn up and approved only in 1993.
- May 1 is Labor Day.
- June 24 – John’s Day is celebrated, he is considered the patron saint of Andorra.
- September 8 – Andorra Day is celebrated.
- November 1 is All Saints Day.
- November 4 – St. Charles Borromean Day is celebrated.
- December 8 – On this day, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception takes place in Andorra.
- December 24-26 – Christmas.
In addition to official holidays, each settlement holds its own events. Most of them are associated with religious dates or the change of seasons. For example, National Day coincides with the summer solstice. Also curious are such festive events as Sant Esteve, the day of the patron saint of Andorra la Vella and the Christmas Fair. These days on the streets you will see many people dancing the sardana.