Category Archives: Etiquette

725. ‘Pinda pa Kaminda’ (Peanuts for the Road)

Most yu’i Kòrsou, particularly on the western side of the island, are avid peanut growers. Tradition has it that hosts would offer their guests handfuls of ‘pinda pa kaminda’ (peanuts for the road), so as to hold them over as they journey back to their

725. ‘Pinda pa Kaminda’ (Peanuts for the Road)

Most yu’i Kòrsou, particularly on the western side of the island, are avid peanut growers. Tradition has it that hosts would offer their guests handfuls of ‘pinda pa kaminda’ (peanuts for the road), so as to hold them over as they journey back to their

913. Bon Siman!!!

“Bon siman!” ([Have a] good week!) is our standard greeting when welcoming a new week. We say: “Bon dia, bon siman! / Bon tardi, bon siman!”(Good morning, good week! / Good afternoon, good week!) According to Charis, Sunday is not

913. Bon Siman!!!

“Bon siman!” ([Have a] good week!) is our standard greeting when welcoming a new week. We say: “Bon dia, bon siman! / Bon tardi, bon siman!”(Good morning, good week! / Good afternoon, good week!) According to Charis, Sunday is not