Cheek Kissing

Cheek kissing is a method of greeting people in many countries around the world and it often indicates respect, friendship, and love. Historians and anthropologists have been unable to confidently identify the origins of cheek kissing. Depending on the country, some people will cheek kiss only friends and family while greeting them, whereas others will extend it to acquaintances and even people they meet for the first time. It is a useful detail to observe while traveling in order to avoid misunderstandings and appearing disrespectful in social settings.  


Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development for Peace