is stunning, even an awesome country like Iran has a few challenges. If you're
planning a trip to Iran, here are a few cultural faux pas you should be aware
show public displays of affection
no kissing, hugging, or putting your arm around your loved one in public. While
holding hands is sometimes seen, it’s not common.
give the thumbs up
Iranians are aware of the positive meaning of thumbs up in many other
countries. However, in Iran it is an obscene insult meaning. To be on the safe
side, don’t give the thumbs up.
shake hands with members of the opposite sex in public
inappropriate to shake hands or touch the opposite gender, and if you go for
it, it may be awkward as they may not shake your hand, they usually go for a
slight bow or a nod of the head while greeting other people
bring or drink alcohol
forbidden in Iran, and while you might see it behind closed doors, don’t try to
bring it into the country. And for the duration of your stay, there’s no
drinking in public as Alcohol is not permitted at all in stores
Wear Your Shoes Indoors
people pride themselves on cleanliness, and the prospect of outside dirt inside
their homes is a no-no. If you happen to visit a Japanese home, apartment or
school, remember to take off your shoes at the entryway.
experience wonderful times in Iran. It would be our pleasure to help you over
any issues related to your trip to Iran. Please feel free to contact us.
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