Etiquette

Although largely informal in their day-to-day interactions, Romanians do observe some (unspoken) rules.

  • Visiting Always offer to remove your shoes when entering a private home.
  • Invitations It's polite to bring flowers or a bottle of wine to a private party.
  • Greetings Shake hands with men, women and children when meeting for the first time and when saying goodbye. Close friends normally greet each other with an air-kiss on both cheeks.
  • Church Dress appropriately when visiting a church or monastery (no short pants or uncovered shoulders). Talk quietly and respect any bans on the use of cameras or mobile phones.