Warm and sociable, Haitians observe some unspoken rules of etiquette, particularly when it comes to greetings.
- Strangers acknowledge each other in the street by saying bonjou (good morning) or bonswa (good afternoon).
- It's common to shake hands with men, women and children when meeting for the first time and when saying goodbye.
- Females are often greeted with a kiss on each cheek.
- Not all earthquake survivors want to discuss their experience, so exercise your judgment.