Culture of Ivory Coast
Popular activities for males include soccer and a form of checkers. Females gather in the evenings to chat and sing. Children can make toys out of broken bike parts and sticks. Some holidays include Christmas and Easter.
Ivory Coast has a diverse amount of language. The official language is French, but many people speak a dialect from Arabic known as Dyula. There are three main religions: Islam, traditional animist religions, and Christianity. When in public, people dress formally.
The current president is Laurent Gbagbo. Local representatives serve five-year terms. The voting age is the same as the United States: 18 years old. Export crops are depended on, which include: cocoa, coffee, and timber.