When greeting someone or bidding farewell, I often see Eurpoeans kissing both of someone's cheeks. What is the significance of that?
Why do Europeans kiss both cheeks?
What Girls Said 8
I think it's the same as why people in North America, the UK, Australia, and other English speaking countries shake hands with people as a greeting/farewell. It's a cultural tradition.0
It's just a traditional greeting thing. Some countries do one kiss, two, or even three.1
I am from north of Europe and we do not have this custom to kiss both cheeks. We on the other hand give big bear hugs instead.0
It depends on the country France kisses on both cheeks Spain does 3 kisses total on alternating cheeks. It's just customary like shaking hands in the US.0
persians afghans greeks turks do it too, no idea how the cultural thing started but its a sign of affection I guess.0
Yea, we do this in Turkey too. Two cheeks, so two kisses :P It's just tradition I guess0
I am European & we do not all kiss on 2 cheeks the French do0
What Guys Said 7
it's a greeting.0
The Dutch kiss three times.
The real question is, why would you guys only do one?0
It's just tradition, you can google it if you want the full story.0
I always thought they were searching for concealed weapons in the cheeks :O0
because that's how it is.0
Cause there always horny0
It is part of their culture much how Americans like to shake hands to greet each other.0
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