"When meeting someone, a firm,..." Denmark Local Custom Tip by Kozzmozz

Denmark Local Customs: 58 reviews and 59 photos

When meeting someone, a firm, brief handshake is common. Children will offer to shake your hand, and are taught to make direct eye contact with their host for the first time. Always shake a woman's hand before the hand of the gentlemen in a group situation. Please stand to shake hands with another person if you are seated.

While driving, it is considered rude to make the following gesture to another driver: point your index finger at your temple and rotate it back and forth.

Formal dinner parties are commonplace in Denmark, thus dress appropriately. If you are a man, you will most likely be presented with a card detailing the name of your female dining companion who will sit to your right. Upon being introduced to the woman, please escort her to the table at the appropriate time.

To toast someone in Denmark, please wait for your host to begin. Then, before you sip your drink, look around at the rest of the group, or toast one person directly. Then, sip your drink and once again gain eye contact.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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