World Building: Customs and Traditions

Generally, when people first meet each other for the first time, given and family names are exchanged. Following introductions, a man will take a woman’s right hand in his and cover it briefly with his left. For a meeting between two men, right hands are clasped and then covered with the left hand. Often, during an introduction, men will add, “at your service”, while women add, “if you please”.

Hugs and kisses on the back of the wrist or cheek might be exchanged between close friends, couples or family members as a greeting. Kissing on the mouth is generally reserved for couples, married or otherwise, and is generally only done within the home.

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