Macedonian Culture

Greetings

  • The common greeting between strangers is a firm handshake and eye contact.
  • A light hug may occur between two friends. Close friends and family may greet by giving two or more kisses on alternating cheeks.
  • Muslim men or women may prefer not to make physical contact with members of the opposite gender. It is best to greet him or her verbally and let them choose to extend their hand first.
  • The common verbal greeting is “Dobro utro” (Good morning), “Dobar den” (Good day) or “Dobro vecher” (Good evening).

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