Etiquette in Swaziland

Swaziland is located in southern Africa and has a population of about 1 million people.

The nation is a unitary parliamentary absolute monarchy.

The official languages of Swaziland are Swazi and English.

Most of the country follows Christianity.

The currency of Swaziland is the South African rand and the Swazi lilangeni.

Accept gifts with the right hand or both hands.

Gifts aren’t expected in business.

Gifts aren’t opened when received, unless the giver encourages someone to do so.

Women are strongly advised never to show their thighs in how they dress. It’s considered a sexual invitation. Note that the royal family is exempted from this taboo and from any criticism regarding this taboo. In a business setting, dresses are fine, as are skirts or slacks with blouses.

Men should dress sharply, with a button-down shirt and long pants. The pants should be black, gray, or tan.

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