Etiquette in Iran

Iran is located in the Persian Gulf and has a population of 79.2 million people.

The nation is an Islamic Republic, but it is a theocratic-republican hybrid.

The official language of Iran is Persian.

The majority of citizens follow Shia Islam, the official religion. Sunni Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism are also followed.

The currency of Iran is the rial.

Greetings Etiquette

Men and women don’t usually greet one another through introductions. People of the same sex kiss and hug one another at social events or shake hands in public.

Gift Giving Etiquette

You should bring a small gift for the host. Pastries, sweets, and flowers make good gifts. Apologizing for the gift’s inadequacy is considered good manners.

When you visit a home in Persia, be careful about complimenting them on anything they own. You may be offered the object as a gift immediately.