The Bahamas Etiquette

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Dining Etiquette & Table Manners

If you are invited to a Bahamians house:

- Arrive on time if invited to dinner; No more than 15 minutes late if invited to a barbecue or large party

- Dress well, like you are going to the office. Dressing too formally may be misconstrued as a lack of respect towards the host.

- If invited to a Bahamians house bring fruit, flowers, or wine for the house.

- Wait to be seated where you are told to sit.

- The fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right.

- Meals are usually served in buffet style or family style.

- It is considered polite to finish everything on your plate.

Meeting Etiquette

- Usually greet by handshake and direct eye contact.

- You should wait for the women to put their hand out first.

- It is rude to call someone by their first name if you just meet them, it is preferred to call them by their surname.

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