How to Greet People in Different Countries

received_10211997274622013-3My Featured Blogger this week is Angela of Suitcase Travel Blog. Whether you’re planning on travelling or just dreaming about it, this site is for you. “Exploring new places, meeting new people, and learning more about cultures and traditions brings me incredible joy,” Angela says. And it shows. Warning: Angela’s brand of joy is highly contagious!

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Traveling is a fascinating way to discover cultures, traditions, folklore, and customs from around the world.

Lots of incredible things we have learned during our trips and this valuable experience has become even more enriching, inspiring, and delightful.

The best way to prepare for a trip is to learn the local traditions and basic etiquette rules. This will make you feel more confident and will help you avoid embarrassing situations.

In addition, a respectful greeting will not only create a positive atmosphere, but it also encourages you to make new friends.


Eastern and most of Western Europe, United States, Canada, Middle East

Shaking Hands Sculpture “Peace” on Capitol Mall in Sacramento, California. The artist, Stephen J. Kaltenbach.

Handshakes are one of the most common forms of respectful greetings in the world.

Historically, handshakes represent established peace and demonstrate that no weapon is held in the hand.

During the

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6 Responses to How to Greet People in Different Countries

  1. Thanks for the intro Mitch…. now forever more it’s the fist bump~! Ha 👊

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  2. Angela has a fabulous blog. Thanks for sharing, Mitch.

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  3. Gary Bonnell says:

    BSA uses a left-handed shake. Some Scout groups use only while in uniform In Wikipedia, they mentioned the left-handed shake is used along with the Girl Scout sign using the right hand.
    I’ve always found this topic, different greetings in different cultures, fascinating. Thanks for the reminder.

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