Etiquette in Georgia

Georgia is located in the Caucasus on the border of Asia and Europe and has a 3.7 population of million people.

The nation is a unitary semi-presidential republic.

The official language of Georgia is Georgian.

Most citizens follow Orthodox Christianity.

The currency of Georgia is the Georgian lari.

Greeting Etiquette

Don’t use first names unless you’re close friends or family. Titles are important in Georgia.

Usual greetings are hand shakes. A kiss on the cheek may follow when people know you better.

Men should wait for women to shake first before assuming.

Dining & Visiting Homes Etiquette

You can relax at the table, though perhaps watch others to follow their lead if you’re uncertain about anything. The manners are Continental.

Your hands should be visible while eating and don’t rest your elbows on the table.

Leave nothing on your plate and try everything you can. If you are offered seconds or thirds it will make your host happy; you may want to request small portions each time.