Etiquette

  • Greetings Handshakes are the common way to greet others in both formal and personal settings, but the Liberian handshake is tough to master – after the shake, the middle finger clicks against the other person's, creating a snapping sound.
  • Dress Dress conservatively and neatly as often as possible, especially if invited into someone's home.
  • Gifts It is normal for locals to ask foreigners for money, and acceptable to give it. Each individual needs to decide if they will do so or not. A small gift is also acceptable in lieu of money.