"To point with your index..." Belgium Local Custom Tip by Kozzmozz

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To point with your index finger is considered impolite.

When you meet a good friend in Belgium, you would greet them with a kiss. This would be done by brushing your lips against the other person's check three times in a row...one cheek, the other cheek, and then back again to the first cheek.

When you are talking with someone, do not place your hand or hands in your pockets. This is considered rude.

To slap someone on the back or to be noisy are both very rude gestures in Belgium.

It is poor manners to put your feet on a table or chair. Also, do not try to yawn, blow your nose, sneeze, or scratch yourself in the presence of others. Using a toothpick is also frowned upon when you are with company.

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2002
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