What are some customs and traditions in New Zealand?
To give you a better idea, here are seven traditions that only Kiwis will be able to understand and relate to.
- Gumboot Day.
- A chocolate carnival on the world’s steepest street.
- The haka.
- The hongi.
- A hangi.
- All things Kiwiana.
What is considered rude in New Zealand?
Spitting in public is considered rude. Calling someone over by yelling “Oi” can be interpreted as rude or even antagonising. To call over a waiter or person of service, do not wave or yell. Instead, keep an eye out for them until they make eye contact, and then nod or raise your hand.
What are the do’s and don’ts of New Zealand?
New Zealand Travel Donts
- Do not smoke.
- Do not overstay your welcome.
- Do not tip, which is not customary in New Zealand.
- Do not make the “V for Victory” sign.
- Do not eat food until it has been blessed in Maori.
- Do not be late for an appointment, nor to make promises which you can’t keep or make exaggerated claims.
What is international dining etiquette?
They practice a more continental style of eating. This requires holding your fork in your left hand and knife in your right. Keep both hands above the table at all times. You do not want to be seen as someone hiding something, or worse, “touching yourself.” RELATED: Business and Office Etiquette.
What are examples of customs and traditions?
Unique cultural traditions around the world
- Choose the flowers you give to a Russian.
- Be careful of what you give to Chinese colleagues.
- Don’t ask for salt when dining in Egypt.
- A question of being punctual.
- Mind your table manners in Norway.
- “No” to sharp objects.
- Losing a tooth in Greece.
What are some customs and values of the Māori?
They include whakairo (carving), raranga (weaving), kapa haka (group performance), whaikōrero (oratory), and tā moko (tattoo). The patterns and characters represented record the beliefs and genealogies (whakapapa) of Māori.
What is Māori etiquette?
Before taking pictures of Maori landmarks or buildings, first check with the owner or a community elder. Do not go walking through a Maori burial ground. It’s sacred and many sites are off limits. When visiting a meeting house (Wharenui) remove your shoes and do not consume food.
Are Kiwis polite?
New Zealanders are friendly, outgoing, somewhat reserved initially yet polite, and enjoy extending hospitality. They are quite easy to get to know as they say hello to strangers and will offer assistance without being asked.
How do they greet each other in New Zealand?
People may hug someone they know when greeting them. Close friends may also kiss one another on the cheek to greet, while others may simply offer a nod. “Kia ora” (Key-or-rah) is an informal greeting for “hello” and “thank you”, and can also be a form of acknowledgement.