Holidays & Observances in Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea is a small country in West Africa. It was owned by the Spanish for many years, so Spanish remains the official language and Roman Catholicism remains the predominant religion. The country is split up into many tribes with many different traditions. Many of these tribes speak their own languages instead of Spanish. Today Equatorial Guinea is one of the poorest countries in the world with a highly uneven distribution of wealth. The rich may celebrate holidays very enthusiastically while the poor cannot afford to celebrate the same way. Dance and music are important to the culture and often feature in the big celebrations here. Holidays are celebrated differently across the country, but Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter are probably the most widespread.