Culture & Identity of Tuvalu
Most people in Tuvalu work with the land or seas as fishing
and coconut production seem to occupy a large number of jobs in the country; tourism
also provides a significant number of jobs. For most people the days begin early
and run until about 4:30. Schools begin at about the same time, but only run until
about 1:00 pm.
Evenings and weekends are primarily spent with friends and family in
Tuvalu as it is not uncommon to see people wandering around their village
looking to socialize. It's also not uncommon to see each of these people invited
in for a drink or food as this is the hospitality and nature of the people. Also,
since "western-styled" entertainment such as bars, movie theaters, and
restaurants are rare, socializing is the preferred method of passing time in this
small island nation. The people of Tuvalu are also fairly religious and they believe
Sundays are a day of rest so no work is done as most people attend church.