Wales Travel Information
Etiquette in Wales tends to follow British customs. Men and women will shake hands upon meeting, although good friends may hug and exchange a kiss on the cheek. Politeness is important, to the point that many Welsh will be indirect. Bluntness can be considered rude. During conversation, a distance of 2-3 feet is kept. It is considered rude to look away while someone is speaking. The Welsh are prompt, and it is not polite to keep a person waiting in business or social settings. True to British form, cutting to the front of queues or creating a public spectacle are major taboos in Wales. The Welsh are fiercely proud of their language and culture, and will be offended if referred to as British or English. Wales is a predominantly Protestant nation, with Methodism and Anglicanism the largest denominations.
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