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Without contact, no salvation for la bise?


INFOGRAPHIC - With the Covid-19 epidemic, the "distance" greeting has become the norm. Life-saving for some, it is a source of hesitation - even stress - for others. How to greet each other in complete safety without going out of your way?

The health crisis and hygienist obsession have relegated kisses and handshakes to the antiques department.

These ancestral customs nevertheless played a key role in our Latin countries:

signs of recognition, affinities, they codified our social relations for millennia


From the kiss of peace to the kiss of Judas, passing through the tightening of pliers - friendly, respectful, firm or soft - all the semantics of tactile language were possible, according to moods, cultures or times.

Other rituals exist throughout the world, which preserve the now sacrosanct sanitary distance.... Will we be able to adopt them, assimilate them?

What if contactless was our new lifeline?



A formalistic society,

Japan has one of the most elaborate greeting codes


The bows are coded: the "


" for formal occasions or between peers, the "


" for interlocutors of higher rank and the "


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Source: lefigaro

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