Culture & Identity of the Marshall Islands
The towns in the Marshall Islands are growing rather
quickly and today nearly three quarters of the population are considered "urban,"
although these cities are still small and better reflect a small town in most other
countries. Due to this, most of the people live a life that is fairly rural and
remains tied to the land and seas.
For most of the Marshallese, no matter their occupation, work starts at about 8:30
and runs until about 4:30 pm. For the farmers, fishers, and some others, there seems
to be some time each day spent farming or fishing in order to provide food for your
Evenings and weekends tend to be spent with family and friends in the
Marshall Islands as time tends to be spent in homes as opposed to going
out to a restaurant, bar, or other form of entertainment.