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1 SPECIFIC HABITS IN EUROPE Group 2 Lupu Narcisa Florentina Lupu Marina Roxana Chirita Vasile Tiberiu Dulca Florin Soster Emil

2 FLOWERS In many areas of Europe, even numbers of flowers fewer than a dozen are appropriate only for funerals. This rule does not apply to larger arrangements. Also, certain flowers (such as chrysanthemums) are given only at funerals and most florists will advise against them. As red roses typically connote romantic feeling, they are inappropriate for other circumstances. However, in Finland abiturs are often given red roses for finishing their matriculation examination chrysanthemumsroses Finlandabiturs matriculation examination

3 HANDSHAKES Shaking hands while wearing gloves is widely considered impolite. This does not apply to gloves for women designed to be worn indoors (e.g. long gloves worn during a ball).Shaking hands In Anglophone countries, shaking hands is considered the standard greeting in business situations. In casual non-business situations, men are more likely to shake hands than women. It is considered to be in poor taste to show dominance with too strong a handshake; conversely, too weak a handshake (sometimes referred to as a "limp fish" or "dead fish" handshake) is also considered unseemly due to people perceiving it as a sign of weakness. Because a first impression can last a lifetime, the handshake is actually very important when meeting people for the first time and a weak handshake can instantly make people form negative opinions of you.Anglophone

4 HATS AND COATS  Among many segments of the European population, it is considered rude for men to wear hats or other head coverings indoors, especially in regard to churches, private homes and respected public institutions.  Anyone wearing coats, boots and other outer garments inside someone’s home is often frowned upon as well. Sitting down at the table to eat with a hat, outerwear or other inappropriate attire is even worse.  Additionally taking the hat off is expected when showing deference. It is also a form of greeting. The origin of this was that knights were expected to remove their helmets when meeting their king; not doing so would be a sign of mistrust and hostility.

5 SHOES In many European countries you are supposed to wear your shoes indoors, but in others, such as Bulgaria, Poland, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Romania, Iceland, Ukraine, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey it is considered ignorant not to take your shoes off, unless you are told to keep them on. It is common in parts of the United Kingdom to remove one's shoes when one feels they are wet and/or dirty in some other way, when entering someone's home. BulgariaPolandEstoniaFinland SwedenDenmarkHungary RomaniaIcelandUkraine NorwayBosnia and HerzegovinaTurkeyUnited Kingdom

6 HAND KISSING  The hand-kiss is offered by a woman to a man (the man kissing the hand). It is a gesture of extreme politeness where the lady offering it is expected to be of same or higher social status than the gentleman executing it. It is considered impolite to refuse an offered hand-kiss. Hand-kissing has become rare and is mostly restricted to conservative upper class or diplomats.gestureconservativeupper class diplomats  The hand kiss is sometimes used as a romantic gesture, usually in parting. It could be used to convey a feeling of a more traditional and emotional attraction, rather than a superficial one that has become a stereotype of the twenty-first century. romanticemotional

7 MONEY Talking or asking about one's personal wealth, possessions or success in business is widely viewed as vulgar. People will rarely say how much money they make or have in the bank nor will they request such information from someone else. It is impolite to ask colleagues about their salary and in some places of work it is forbidden.vulgar

8 NAMES In many parts of Europe, it is inappropriate to use someone's first name until a certain level of friendship is attained. Typically, this formality is maintained until one person, usually the senior of the two, says “you may call me (first name) ” and the other person responds in kind. Even in areas where this guideline holds true it probably doesn’t apply among people below a certain age group nor in some very informal settings.In the UK there tends to be only surnames spoken during business or some formalities; they are not spoken for instance on the street.

9 GREETING  Greeting in Europe, as well as in many parts of the world, has a great importance in establishing and reinforcing relationships and human bonds, as a form of respect and appreciation.  It is used in different situations and it has various expressions, physical and oral.  Its signification may change according to cultures and situations.  It has different expressions: oral greetings, gestures such as handshakes, handkissing, hugs, waving, bowing, high- five, etc.

10 Good bye! Au revoir! La revedere! Webbliography: Bibliography: Reward Intermediate, Macmillan


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