Unusual traditions and customs

In different countries there are customs and traditions which we, the Slavs, to put it mildly unacceptable or incomprehensible. With some you can see, as for me, very interesting and funny points there that is useful to know just in case )))

In the States it is not customary to pay the restaurant for the woman. It is believed that these men emphasize their financial superiority.

In China it is customary to slurp away, but otherwise the hosts may find their food unpalatable. Silently there in China is to insult the owners and cooks. Sauces and spattered the tablecloth after a meal is proof that you ate with gusto and it was delicious.

In China it is not customary to bring flowers to the hostess. It is believed that this stress guests, this house is so ugly that they bring decorations with them.

In Finland it is not customary to make public compliments. It is considered that the public are not considered compliments.

In Norway it is not customary to do a lot of compliments in the face, to praise (except your family) is considered a flattery, a man loses a lot in society. In school it is not customary to praise a pupil in the presence of all the others, to declare the assessment is to put it above all the others. Not supposed to ask, what sick, is it a good feeling when you come to work when sick. In Russia it is considered to show sympathy and attention. Here is indecent, it is too intimate things.

In Greece it is not recommended to praise the guests in a kind of vase or picture, otherwise the owner will have to give it to you.

The sign “thumb up” in some countries means “That’s how I got you well heated”.

In the States in addition to the payment of the invoice is not accepted still a lot of things: a woman to open the door, help something to convey – it is considered that as the man shows his superiority; and to make compliments about appearance, etc. – could be construed as sexual harassment.

Some considered that it is impossible to wash dishes in someone’s house – happiness wash away. Walked here together, help the owners to clean – vacuum in, please, and dishes a no-no.

If there is away in South Korea while trying to hold back tears and running snot (the food is very, very sharp) – it is possible to pass the extremely rude man who despises hospitality. the best compliment to the chef (the owner) is crying and snot.

In Korea if girls were often told in the morning that you look bad that you have circles under my eyes and that my right kidney. Sometimes people say that do look tired.

This is all due to the fact that this is a form of compliment: a girl should preferably look fragile and ill to arouse in men the desire to protect her, to warm and cure ).

It is not customary to hold in the burps and Magalie Buryatia-like, without burping the guest is hungry, need to feed.

In Japan and Norway is not customary to give odd number of flowers. It is believed that the unpaired lonely flower. Odd numbers are on the grave, the funeral.

In Japan to blow your nose at people is taboo.

In India, in the family circle don’t say “thank you” it is believed that family members should not thank each other.

In India it is not customary to say “thank you” (at least, not in local languages). Whatever you gave, you can say: “What a good thing”, “I dreamed about it” etc you Can say “Thank you”, but it means that you spend communicating on a purely formal level – as if with a stranger.

In Central Asia the guest in a bowl pour the tea little by little. It is believed that if poured full, we drink up and go. And, pouring 1/3, can be a long talk. This is called “sincerely” and “without respect”. In the first case, the owner vigilantly guest and he constantly adds fresh gulls.

The Chinese believe that giving fresh flowers is impossible. It is a symbol of death – “they will die soon”. But artificial – a sweet soul. “They are eternal”.

In China to give something to do with the number 4 was just a bad thing to do. 4 – the symbol of death, where even the floors are 1-2-3-5-6-7-8-9…

To sit with her legs crossed, one foot pointing at the interlocutor in many South-Eastern countries of horrible insult the interlocutor.

Pat on the head.

The Arabs have not accepted to transfer the mouthpiece of the hookah from hand to hand, it is the coercion type. Put on the table. We have the opposite.

In Japan it is not customary to leave work before the boss.

In Russia it is not customary to praise children. Afraid of the evil eye. Historically even gave the names such that the name is not defined human – type Nenashev. In Russia is not made in response to the question “How are you” to answer “Everything is great”. For the same reason.

In Georgia it is customary that the guest Cup was always full, even if you drink no longer want. So if polite guest drinks every time a treat to the bottom, and the owner will be forced to continue to pour wine for him.

In Norway it is not customary to give place to older people in transport. It is believed that you emphasize their physical superiority.


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