"KISSIE ON THE RIGHT CHEEK" Argentina Local Custom Tip by swesn

Argentina Local Customs: 99 reviews and 82 photos

Here in Argentina, friends always greet one another and bid one another farewell with a 'KISSIE ON THE RIGHT CHEEK'.

This happens even when a guy meets another friend who is a guy. This might need some getting used to as you see two guys going up to place their cheeks on each other's and mouthing a 'KISSIE SMACK' sound. Very affectionate.

Only for guy acquaintances who met for the first time, do they shake hands.

So, it takes a rather long time to settle down when a group of friends arrive at a place where another group of friends is already there, as EVERYONE has to go round-robin to kiss everyone else's cheek.

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  • Updated Jun 14, 2003
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