Day: August 22, 2016

Where is taking off your shoes when entering a home common, and how common is it in those places?

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Posted in categories: Culture, Modern Greek

It has been de rigeur in Greece to take your shoes off when entering a house, as owner or guest. Indeed, Greek has borrowed the Turkish proverbial expression about it: to “hand someone their shoes” is to invite them to get the hell out of your house. (του ’δωσα τα παπούτσια στο χέρι/pabuçu eline vermek). […]