Saturday, September 18, 2021

Traditions & Customs in Ghana

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Try to pick up on polite customs (such not eating or offering with your left hand), although Ghanaians are often forgiving of visitors who do things wrong. The importance of greetings cannot be overstated. People who do not take the time to welcome others in Ghana are not forgiven. A salute may be used in conjunction with a “good morning” or “good afternoon” greeting. The anticipated answer is the same in both cases (a salute with a “good morning or afternoon”). It’s also a good idea to inquire about the person’s well-being.

The Ghanaian handshake is a standard handshake that is immediately followed by the thumb and middle finger snapping. The technique will be taught to you the first time you shake hands; it entails sliding your hand down the other person’s hand, taking their middle finger between your thumb and middle finger as they take your middle finger between their thumb and middle finger, and snapping your finger together as they do the same. It is one of a kind. Grin, make new acquaintances, and offer them a Ghanaian handshake; they’ll nod and smile back!