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Meeting Strangers: Handshaking is most appropriate(both for males and females).
If meeting more than once a day, it is customary to shke hands at each meeting.(This may
vary between religions. If in doubt it is always alright to ask).
Elders: It is polite to shake both of elder's hands.
Friends Kiss three times on opposite cheeks.
Treatment of Visitors: Hospitability and respectful behaviour is highly valued.
In Ethiopia everyone is part of a community, and people are always meeting for coffee and
Ethiopia in general is a beautiful country hardworking people, hospitable, friendly and
with a great deal of history, including a long christian tradition.
Closest neighbouring people get together for a coffee, at least once a day. A different
varieties of fried chick-peas, pop-corn, or bread, etc., are served in Mesob (a plate-like
stuff made of grass with round bottom) along with coffee.