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A look at the different forms of greetings all around the world

Men with women — handshake After service they stay in the line so that no one miss no one. The same where in all former soviet countries in Old Pentecostals.

Men with women — handshake The only difference with Pentecostals is that it is not an obligation. Evangelicals have different ways of greeting. It is also common to embrace for close church members, man to man, women to women, and seldon women and men embrace. Greetings in Republic of Georgia.

What we have here is a part of culture. Most of the time there is shaking hands with kissing on cheek. In Ukraine, in the most of baptist churches, it is OK if man with man and woman with woman shake hands and kiss each other on cheek, but it is not OK if man and woman will kiss each other on cheek.

Men and woman usually only handshake.

Greetings used around the world

I am a native Russian myself. I served in various capacities in two different denominations and due to the nature of my ministry, I have dealt with a wide range of denominations — from Russian Orthodox to Charismatics. Russian Orthodox would normally give each other a kiss strictly man to man or woman to woman. With most Evangelicals it is just a handshake or a hug, if you know each other well enough.

On the other hand, during the Soviet time this nuance was used to distinuish between the true believers and the outsiders. But now, since the Soviet times are long gone, most of the younger Baptists seem to treat this tradition as a mere formality. In olden times, the way to greet a person in China would be to bow politely. This is still what a lot of people do in China today.

Many now shake hands — even the young people do. The traditional greeting of people with close relationship would be to take both hands and hold on to them for a rather long time. In China, holding hands is not unusual, even between men. However, you would not walk around holding hands with a woman unless you have a special relationship to her. The young have introduced hugging as a greeting. So the answer about greeting people in church would be that your bow politely perhaps clasping your own two hand togetherthat you shake hands, hold both hands to show special affection, or that among the young you may embrace.

  • How is your family?
  • This was between men only and they kind of just knock the side of the head against each other in an act of greeting;
  • In the hongi, the ha or breath of life , is exchanged and intermingled;
  • But now, since the Soviet times are long gone, most of the younger Baptists seem to treat this tradition as a mere formality.

There is no public kissing of cheeks or lips! Men with a men: Most men will greet each other with a hand shake or a Numusthe. Namasthe is the to bring your hands together as if you were going to pray and you will see it. If you are very familiar they may hug each other; 2. Women will hug each other but not on the first visit but they will be open to shake hands if they are christian.

Hindues will be reluctant to shake hands unless they are business people because of the concept of spiritual purity and in fact the Namasthe is a way they keep from touching. In Indonesia, there may be quiet greetings before a church service. Hugs are not widely used, but as there is more and more exposure to the western world, I am seeing it more and more between good friends usually the same sex especially when seeing each other after a time, and when departing from each other.

Some good friends, usually women to women, but I have also seen it between the sexestouch cheeks on both sides while giving the greeting. This is especially done after not seeing each other for a long time, or when saying goodbye and not sure when the persons will meet again. Others use the more formal greetings, if not good friends.

As for only Japanese churches, they just greet each other with a word greeting, i. This is usually the case for all of Japanese society.

Greetings in South Korea. It seems that in Korean culture, people bow to each other while greeting this is just observation of Korean people. This may depend on the status or age of a person. Men greet men with a handshake; 2. Women greet women with a hug; and 3.

  1. When meeting friends, especially if it has been a long time since you have seen each other, a hug is the common form of greeting.
  2. Men and Women — Between Chadians, shaking hands would most likely not occur in social situations. Handshakes may linger a bit; 2.
  3. But I think that all sexes shake hands with every other. With a handshake or a hug.
  4. The deeper the bow, the greater the respect is shown.

Men and women generally greet with a handshake. When greeting an older person you would approach with both hands extended. The younger person, with palms up. It is like the younger person is holding up the arms of the older. Then you lean in and sniff at each cheek. I wish I could demonstrate for you. It is not a big whiff, it is like a small sniff, and it is definately not a kiss. Here in Nepal everyone greets everyone else at church in the same way.

You put your hands together like you are praying palm to palms with the fingertips up and hold your hands about chest high. Sometimes if you are trying to show more honor you might lift your hands a bit higher. Greetings in Papua New Guinea. For people of the same sex or sometimes for opposite sex but relating to each other as close family — either real or emotionallythe final part of the handshake often involves gradually pulling apart with a firmer grip by the fingertips, even snapping the fingers as the physical contact is lost.

Customs are changing though, with many churches influenced by Western customs seen on videos of church events, where people are hugging and displaying much more affection between the sexes. Village churches are far more conservative than town churches in this respect. Greetings in the Philippines. In the Philippines, in the circles we have been in, greetings are very similar to American greetings.

The Philippines has become a look at the different forms of greetings all around the world Americanize due to the fact that is was under US government from 1898 to 1948. So greetings are very similar to the US. Men with men — a hand shake is common.

Sawasdee Khrup if you are a man or Sawasdee Khrup if you are a lady. Africa Greetings in Botswana. When shaking hands it is a sign of respect to touch the arm of the hand you are using to shake hands with the other person. In both areas, men shake hands with each other. In the Francophone south, close friends may embrace while brushing cheeks and kissing the air along with a handshake. As a sign of respect men often lower their head and avert their eyes when greeting someone superior to them in age or position.

Since this is a hierarchical society, elders are greeted first. Women tend not to look the other person in the eye even if it is another woman.

Greetings should never be rushed. Men greeting Men — A handshake is the most common form of greeting. It is important to shake all hands in the room if meeting a number of people at once; 2.

  • Africa Greetings in Botswana;
  • In the Northern part of Nigeria, when the handshake is released, one will bring the right hand to cover the heart;
  • Greetings are therefore between members of the same sex;
  • Gracious, unhurried greetings are a mainstay of Ethiopian culture, demonstrating the principle that people are more important than time.

Women greeting Women — A verbal greeting tends to be the norm, depending on the region; 3. Men and Women — Between Chadians, shaking hands would most likely not occur in social situations.

A verbal greeting or nod of acknowledgment is generally the norm. At the end of the French service we form a line and shake hands with everyone that goes by and when you get to the end of the line, you join it.

But I think that all sexes shake hands with every other.

  • So greetings are very similar to the US;
  • A short and infrequent eye-to-eye contact might be your safe choice and you might want to avoid steady gaze when talking to a woman;
  • Greetings in the Philippines;
  • But age is an important factor in how greeting is done in traditional Sukuma culture, even within the church; 3;
  • Male to male intimacy can include longer slower shoulder tap as their bond lengthens, and the older they are.

Greetings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After the service when I spoke, I got head knocked about 200 times — a few were more forceful than others. I actually had a headache after this.

This was between men only and they kind of just knock the side of the head against each other in an act of greeting. I have never seen tis in other countries. Gracious, unhurried greetings are a mainstay of Ethiopian culture, demonstrating the principle that people are more important than time.

This necessitates that you give plenty of time for greetings. How did you spend the night? How is your family? For good friends, especially if they have not seen each other for some time, they exchange kisses on both cheeks and it is very common. For casual acquaintances, a passing greeting is sometimes adequate. This usually consists of bowing the head in a nodding motion. To show special respect to elderly or important people, men should remove their hats, bow and shake hands.

Women should bow, while for them shaking hands is optional. To show respect, you should not make eye contact with an elderly or important person, as this is considered rude. Young people nowadays have adopted a casual form of greeting one another, especially among young men.

Generally Ethiopian Highlanders most of whom are orthodox christians or evangelical believers with whom I am most familiar greet each other by level of familiarity or absence from each other. If I am new to you, generally a hand or arm touch—male to female. A person can accelerate the level of intamcy in greetings, but usually the woman is the lead in the level, but same gender greetings are increased by either as the reciprocate the intimacy level.

Greetings depend on friendship level, and happiness to see each other. Male to male intimacy can include longer slower shoulder tap as their bond lengthens, and the older they are.