Social Etiquette, Customs and Protocol

Meeting and Greeting

When meeting someone the handshake is the most common form on greeting. You will also see people place their hands over their hearts and nod slightly.

It's acceptable to ask about things like a person's health, business. Avoid asking about the family.

If a woman and a man are not related or married to each other, they will never shake hands let alone speak directly to one another.

Eye contact should also be avoided between men and women. Between men eye contact is acceptable as long as it is not prolonged - it is best to only occasionally look someone in the eyes.