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Slovenia Etiquette Tips
Flying to Slovenia? They may seem somewhat reserved at first, but Slovenians are really very friendly. Below is a list of etiquette tips to help you out on your trip to Slovenia!
1. Dress Attire
- DO dress appropriately for business occasions. Men should wear suits and women should wear fashionable attire.
2. Table Manners
- DON'T initiate business discussions during a meal. Slovenians like to keep business and personal lives separate.
- DON'T put your elbows on the table, but do rest your wrists on the edge.
- DON'T leave the money on the table after paying a bill at a restaurant. Make sure it goes directly to the server.
- DON'T feel obligated to tip. It's not customary, but many people will simply round up their bill at a restaurant.
- DO shake hands upon meeting someone. Handshakes should be firm and hearty.
- DON'T try to kiss during a greeting. It might be seen as being intrusive.
5. Gift Giving and Accepting Gifts
- DO open your gift upon receipt.
- DO wrap a present nicely in the wrapping paper of your liking, as there are no color taboos.
6. Visitors Etiquette
- DO arrive on time.
- DO dress conservatively.
- DO remove your shoes upon entering a home.
7. Business Meeting
- DO expect some chit-chat before getting down to business. It's important not to rush this, because it's part of building the relationship.
- DON'T be boastful about accomplishments. Be modest.
- DON'T interrupt. Slovenians are polite, so you should be, too!
- DO understand that Slovenians tend to be indirect.
- DO have one side of your business card translated to Slovenian.
- DO bring a small gift, such as wine or pens.
- DO exchange business cards after introductions.
- DO avoid scheduling meetings in July and August, which are common vacation times.
8. Socializing and Conversation
- DON'T consider Slovenia as part of “Eastern Europe.” Slovenians relate more to the West due to their geography and history.
- DO feel free to bring up the former communist regime. Most people have no problems talking about it and Slovenians were often very fond of Tito, the leader of Yugoslavia.
- DO try to learn a few basic Slovenian words to impress those around you!
Slovenians are very open-minded when it comes to visitors to their country, so when all else fails, just ask! Have a wonderful trip to Slovenia.
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