Just for fun: Unusual cultural habits in Austria and around the world

In this Just for fun thread, we would like to highlight unconventional customs which make Austria stand out. This is a chance, at the same time, to learn about other countries’ equally interesting traditions.

1. Which country considers cats to be lucky? How about Austria?
2. In which country should you not write in red ink?
3. Is there anything like a 15-minute grace period in Austria or is showing up on time or earlier a common practice?
4. In which country do people greet each other by rubbing noses?
5. What is one custom associated with Austrian culture that you have found to be quite unusual?

Thanks for participating,
Diksha

In this Just for fun thread, we would like to highlight unconventional customs which make Austria stand out. This is a chance, at the same time, to learn about other countries equally interesting traditions.

1. Which country considers cats to be lucky? How about Austria?

Britain & Japan, not sure about Austria

2. In which country should you not write in red ink?

Lots of places as its considered rude.

3. Is there anything like a 15-minute grace period in Austria or is showing up on time or earlier a common practice?

Early and on time is important

4. In which country do people greet each other by rubbing noses?

Eskimo is the collective name for the indigenous peoples in the northern polar region, whose settlement area extends from northeastern Siberia over the Bering Strait and the arctic regions of Alaska and Canada to Greenland.

5. What is one custom associated with Austrian culture that you have found to be quite unusual?

If you invite someone for a drink, that means you pay, as if you are invited you are the guest and have your drinks paid for.

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