Etiquette in Guyana

French Guiana, located on the north coast of South America, has a population of about 250,000 people.

The predominant language is French.

French Guiana is an overseas department and region of France.

Most citizens are Christian.

The currency is the euro.

Greetings Etiquette

Men shake hands when greeting one another. Friends may hug and young men may fist bump. Women generally shake hands with each other and hug if they are very close. Men will also shake hands with women on a first greeting.

Dining & Visiting Homes Etiquette

Women will drink from bottles with a straw. They will not usually drink or dine unaccompanied.

Men should not wear shorts unless they’re doing field work. Women generally don’t wear shorts at work. It is unusual to have to dress formally unless there are specific reasons to do so.