Etiquette

  • Respect local fady (taboos), which are cultural and social dictates that relate to food, behaviour and certain times of the week or year. Guides will explain.
  • Don’t point, bend your finger or indicate with your palm.
  • Bring rice or a bottle of rum if you’re invited to a Malagasy home.
  • Don’t attend cultural celebrations such as exhumation or circumcision ceremonies unless you have been invited.