Etiquette

  • Greetings Guyanese tend to greet each other with a chirpy 'good day' until dark, and then with 'good night' after that.
  • Handshakes This is the standard when you meet someone for the first time on any given day, and this applies to all gender combinations. Guyanese do not generally kiss each other as a greeting.
  • Personal space There can be quite a bit of physical contact between two people talking, even if they don't know each other well. This is quite normal and is nothing to worry about.