Yes, we're still working our way around the globe!
In our previous Friday blogs about cross-cultural gifting, we've established why finding a gift for your friends from other lands can be a minefield of potential social and cultural faux pas. Stick with us and we'll help you avoid such frustrations... this week in Greece!
Basic Greek Gift Giving Etiquette:
- Any gifts you give should not be expensive. In Greece, gifts are usually given in return and the recipient would feel obligated to give a gift of equal value.
- Gifts should be wrapped.
- A small host/hostess gift should be taken whenever you're invited to someone's home.
- Gifts can be opened immediately upon presentation.
- As in many countries, gifts of knives or scissors should be avoided, as they signify the severing of a relationship.
- Making the "ok" signal with your fingers is a vulgar gesture.
- Arriving one half hour late to a party is considered being punctual.
- It's considered rude not to eat everything on your plate.
There are lots of other #funfacts to learn as our blog treks around the globe. Join us here next Friday as we discuss gift giving in Kenya!