Greeting In The Philippines

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The customs and rituals involved in greeting someone are often different from country to country, and unfamiliar customs can sometimes be confusing. Situations get even more confusing when different greeting gestures are required between male and female, female and female ,male and male. Travelers , especially , when in unfamiliar culture , almost need a manual just to make sure not to offend someone when meeting and greeting. Greetings are used worldwide, but types of greeting, and the usages of them, can be totally different depending on the culture of the ones greeting each other. Body language and cultural differences mean the words used to greet people are different, and so are the actions that accompany the words.Even within a culture, greetings have many forms. Two people may greet each other differently depending on familiarity, whether they are acquaintances or closer friends. Also, greetings can depend on the social status, ranking, or respect level of the people greeting one another (for example, a younger person may greet in a particular way to show deference to an older). Here is a guide to the various greeting customs observed by people of different countries
The Philippines
There are several ways of greeting people in the Philippines. An elderly person places his or her right hand on the forehead of a child to "bless" the latter. This is called "mano", and it is also done by godparents to their godchildren. Close friends, relatives, and family members greet
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