How to say hello in different countries?

The most common action that we do every day is greeting each other . We greet each other not only with the people close to us and friends , and even strangers . Greeting is so common that every year on November 21 is World Day greetings. In each country , the culture there are certain rules of greeting. In some countries, a greeting so unusual that raises a smile from other cultures .

The most common greeting in everyday life , and in business meetings , a handshake . In Slavic countries because usually men are greeted . When people meet for the first time , during the handshake , they still appear to each other . The etiquette of handshakes there are some rules :
  • man must first extend a hand woman (although the rule in England exactly the opposite effect);
  • If you are sitting at the moment when you are reaching out, it is necessary to stand up;
  • shaking hands at any time of the year should be carried out without gloves;
  • if the person in front of you higher status or older, wait until he put his hand first.
Handshake is widespread inAmerican.Slavicand mostEuropeancultures.

To one of the most unusual ways to include custom greetingsTibetanpeople. At the meeting , as well as at parting , the younger age Tibetan should take off his hat to the elder , lay his head slightly , his left hand lay behind the ear and tongue out . This tradition in the culture of the people there was a very long time . It is believed that showing tongue interlocutor says that he is not possessed by demons , because they have a black tongue .

Special greetings tradition can boastJapanese. In their culture opened bow and recite while " konnichiva " (in Russian means " the day has come ") . His tradition , they do not violate the so tourists Japan need to learn their culture greeting. In Japan, there are three types of bows :
  • saykeyrey - the lowest bow that takes place very slowly.
  • Ordinary (ceremonial) - a bow, when a person leans at an angle of 20-30 degrees and is in a tilted a few seconds;
  • slight bow going only 15 degrees: do a little bend of the trunk and head.
The cultureChineseandKoreansbows are also common , however , due to the globalization of the world , they can say hello to your usual way for us - a handshake. Between themselves, the Chinese often prefer to shake up through the raised hands clasped over his head .

TheIndiain greeting decided to put his hands up so that the tips of her fingers were at the level of the eyebrows. Also, between relatives , if they have not met, you can embrace : they are men with strong pat on the back , and women slightly priobnimayut each other and touch cheeks twice.

One of the most interesting ways of greetingKenya. The strongest man in the welcoming dance the national dance of Adam. In it they show all their strength and compete to see who can jump higher. They also greeted with a handshake, but not before the man spit on the sure hand. And the first time they spit on the ground, and the second - on hand. If you spit once and immediately at hand, then let us know what manner disrespectful. Women during the greeting sing a song and pressed his palm to palm interlocutor. The Akamba tribe in deference person at the meeting and did spit in the face.

TheThailandFollowing its tradition , the Thais in greeting join hands and applied it to the head or chest . The traditional greeting called " wai " . Of great importance is the distance between your hands and your body . The closer the palm held it to the head or chest, the more respect you evinces people.

InFranceBesides the usual handshakes at a meeting and parting in an informal setting made three touch cheeks, depicting kissing.

Very nice ritual greetingNorthern Africa. Zambeziwhen greeting people squat and clap their hands.

Hot on the nature RepresentativesLatin Americaat a meeting exclaim "Buenos Dias" and hugging each other at the same time patting shoulders.

Very nice greeting from representativesLapland(A region in Finland, Norway and Sweden).

TheNew ZealandMaori ( indigenous people ) is also at the meeting relate to noses. This tradition , there have for a long time and it symbolizes " the breath of life ." After such a greeting you will not believe the stranger , and perceived as a loved one.

One of the most unusual and funny greetings meet each other inhabitants of a small stateTuvalu(State in Polynesia).

TheMongoliaowner of the house guest at the meeting must give the tape ( Hud ) , made ​​of silk or cotton goods as a sign of welcome and hospitality . Color ribbons should be light ( pale yellow or light blue ) . Transfer tape - a sign of respect , as well as the traditions of their ancestors , which still adhere to Mongolian culture .

InNorthern peoples of Greenland( Eskimos ) also has its own long-standing culture of greeting at a meeting near and dear to people, they are pressed against the face of the interlocutor 's nose and upper lip and breathe . Unfamiliar people welcome rubbing noses. However, men have their " gross " greeting when they greet , then lightly hit each other on the back and head.

A ritual greeting comply aboriginalsEaster Island.

Local peoplePhilippinesalso boasts a unique greeting.

In someIndian tribesstill when meeting a stranger made to squat and sit so long as he does not see.

There are many unique traditions of welcome. How many people , so many cultures greetings. Each " hello " individually and carries a special, deeper meaning. Some traditions of welcome surprise , the other - raise a smile . But without a doubt , no matter what country you are not greeted , welcoming , people only want health , warmth , kindness , light and love. How would this greeting is not expressed .