How to shake hands in 19 countries around the world

Despite what your mother taught you, a firm handshake isn’t always the way to go.

Depending on where you are in the world, a softer handshake is more acceptable.

The infographic below, created by Expedia, serves as a guide on how to shake someone’s hand in 19 countries around the globe.

In Morocco, only people of the same gender shake hands, while in Japan, a soft handshake without eye contact is customary.

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