Culture of Senya

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Cuisine

Despite being a landlocked nation, Senya has a strong aptitude for fishing, probably due to the importance of the River Barnaby in the nation's history. Salmon is the most common fish and is present in quite a lot of Senyan foods. A traditional dish is serving Salmon with boiled vegetables and citrus fruit, usually lemon. This is known as Fiskve in Senyan. Another common dish is fish and chips, with many villages having their own fish farms, usually stocking salmon, haddock and cod. However, it is becoming increasingly common for fish to be imported, especially from Fort Kolgrad.
Meat is rarely consumed in Senya and is very hard to find. Senya is often known as a Pescetarian country, with it being notorious for foreigners to buy meat. The importing of meat is illegal (including fish), and farms are strictly monitored. The most common form of meat is beef, due to the large number of cattle reared in Senya.
Northern Senya is known for producing cereals, and many Senyans eat cereal for breakfast. Senyans also usually have bread and cheese for breakfast, with both white and seeded brown bread being popular. The dairy industry is nationalised, with a single company called Darya having a monopoly on the industry, although foreign cheese is imported.

Alcohol

The legal age for drinking in Senya is 16, although to buy alcohol with a content of more than 2% is 18 and 4.5% is 19, and can only be done from a government owned chain shop called Vënomonopolenen. It is also legal for parents to give children 5 and over "responsible" quantities of alcohol. Although it is quite common to see teenagers and young adults drinking in parks, the vast majority do so responsibly, and Senyans are renouned for knowing their limits. Unlike other countries, nightclubs are exceedingly rare and often are not granted planning permission or licensing. Alcohol responsibility is taught on the national curriculum in schools.

Music

Senya has an active music scene, particuarly in the genres of Rock. Popular bands include Vokëerzen and The Bats. Senya is also a regular competitor in the Microvision Song Contest, winning in 2014 and hosting the 2015 edition. Microvision is seen as a source of national pride for Senya, with citizens voting on which artist represents them. When Týr won in 2014, there was celebration on the streets of Senya.

Religion

Religion in Senya is very minimal, with some estimates putting atheism as high as 96% of the population. Most villages have a church, but increasingly these are being sold off as housing. Cedrism and Christianity are popular amongst the religion, representing 46% and 43% of Senya's religious population respectively. The main cities each have their own cathedrals and temples, though most just serve as tourist destinations.

Language

English and Senyan are the two widest spoken languages in Senya, with reports saying that upwards of 70% of the country are bilingual. Senya is often seen as the language of the East of Senya, whilst Senyan is seen as the language of the West of Senya, though this isn't always the case. All public signs have to be in Senya, and usually follow the pattern of English|Senyan (e.g. Train station|Staƨenen Tran). Senya also has notable Craitish and Norwegian speaking populations, whilst most people in Fort Kolgrad speak German.

Sport

Football

Main article: Football in Senya

Football is the most popular sport in Senya, with the national team being amongst the strongest in the world and the domestic league, the Senyan Top League one of the most popular. Football is played by around 3% of the population weekly. Senya also hosted the innaugural Women's World Championships and played in the first ever women's international match.

Other sports

Other popular sports include Ice Hockey, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Skiing.