Etiquette

  • Greetings On initial meeting, greet strangers with a firm handshake and maintain eye contact as you say hello. In a formal situation, don't address a person by his or her first name without asking permission.
  • Dinner parties If you're invited to someone's home for dinner, bring flowers or a good bottle of wine for the host.
  • Shoes Slovenes don't usually wear shoes inside the home; if you're visiting someone's home, offer to remove your shoes at the door.
  • Toasting The Slovene expression for 'Cheers!' is Na zdravje! (literally, 'To your health').