Customs From Around The World That Shocked Travelers

One of the greatest parts about traveling to foreign countries is that you have the opportunity to learn about others’ cultures and customs. Some customs, however, have left a lot of tourists scratching their heads.

These are some customs and cultural celebrations from around the world that absolutely shocked foreign visitors.

Using Your Left Hand Is Not The Way To Go In Many Countries

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Photo Credit: Scopio / Nicole Honeywill
Photo Credit: Scopio / Nicole Honeywill

In some countries, the right hand is reserved for things like eating and greeting others, while the left hand is reserved for cleaning up after using the washroom. This practice applies to multiple places such as the Middle East, Sri Lanka, India, and parts of Africa.