South Carolina Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by LoriPori
  • Local Customs
    by LoriPori
  • Local Customs
    by LoriPori

South Carolina Local Customs


    As we drove along Hwy 17, through Mount Pleasant - a town near Charleston - we saw many stands selling straw baskets. We pulled our van to the side of the road where there was a lovely stand (pics #1, #2 & #3). I chatted with the lady there and found out that these beautiful baskets were hand-made SWEETGRASS BASKETS. Sweetgrass Baskets or Coiled...

  • Bible Belt

    Of course I had heard of the Bible Belt many times. I knew that the cities and states within the Bible Belt are considered more aggressively religious than other parts of the country. I also knew, but hadn't thought about, South Carolina as being a part of the Bible Belt. During my visit to South Carolina I had actually forgotten all about this...

  • Frogmore Stew (AKA Low Country or...

    Unlike many 'traditional' receipes, this stew or boil is not older than 60 years and more likely only about forty years old. The kind of link sausage used in Frogmore Stew came to this area no earlier than the 1940s (before then only patty-type sausage was used in the Low Country). Beaufort historian Gerhard Spieler believes that the recipe was the...

  • The Low Country Boil/Seafood stew

    This dish is found throughout the Market St. area in all the different taverns and restaurants. They make this with oystetrs, crab, lobster, shrimp, clams, corn, sausage, and potatoes. It struck me as a kind of local version of zuppa di pesce, only not as rich and with a lot more broth. JHowever it compares, this is realy a good thing to eat. It...

  • Charleston's Original Palmetto...

    These beers, easily purchased in a local Wiggly Piggly, turned out to be great. having been drinking microbrews for some time now, I've come to think of them as some kind of collective brand of their own, but if that is the case, the Palmetto is the premium line. I don't normally like ambers, but this one had just the right amoutn of sharp finish...

  • state symbols

    The state motto is "While I Breathe I Hope". (Dum Spiro Spero)the state flag is a palmetto and quarter-moon on a blue field; the palmetto is the state symbol, the blue is the color of the revolutionary army uniforms and the quarter-moon was the army insignia.the state seal is complicated: a palmetto; the state motto; a broken tree representing the...

  • Southern Talk

    you might hear people say "yall" for you all, and "fixin to" for going to, and "theATEr" instead of THEater. or maybe you'll hear people say "cut the lights off" instead of turn the lights off, and "put it up" instead of put it away. :-)

  • Walks on the beach

    Go take a quiet walk on the beach, or a bike ride which ever you prefer, the sand is firm enough to ride. Check with the local visitor center to find out if there are any restrictions and be careful on near the dunes.

  • To South...

    To South Carolinians,especially in Charelston, they pride themselves on their culture and their state and city. They are warm and hospitable people. But with certain people, there is still a certain amount of animosity towards Yankees(Northerners). So be respectful of them and their feelings and their wonderful city and state.


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