Spirits are believed to continue to influence the daily lives of the living and are remembered through various rituals.
For example, a small amount of beer is often left in certain locations as an offering.
Taking part in this growing economy requires an understanding of the unique business and social culture of Tanzania. As a multi-faith country, Tanzanians tend to view immodest dress as a sign of disrespect.
Not only is punctuality not considered as vital as in some other cultures but time operates based on a 12 hour clock with 1 to 12 representing daylight hours and 1 to 12 again representing the night time hours.
The daylight hours start at the hour of sunrise which is 6.00.
Women in business tend to wear skirts and yet it is accepted that foreign women will often wear trousers.
Lightweight suits are recommended for formal occasions.
Women will visit other women within their homes whereas men will tend to meet in public places.