The Core Values of a Portuguese

by Ana Santos Silva

on Dunia Magazine

What does it mean to be born in and to grow up in Portugal? What core values does the average Portuguese grow up with?

Family was the first that came to my mind and is definitely important to Portuguese people. Like all my friends in my age-group (twenties), I still live with my parents and I will probably continue to do so until I find a solid relationship. It is normal for us to leave home only when we are ready to establish and continue the lifestyle we grew up in. Even when we leave home to study abroad, we tend to telecommunicate with our core family members on a somewhat daily basis and we always have our bedrooms waiting us at home. Feels heartwarming for me! continue reading …

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