February 12, 2010

How to Shake Hands in Ghana

You might be wondering what the fuss is, but there is a certain way of shaking hands in Ghana. We made a small clip to show you. First grasp hands and shake with your right hand as standard in western countries, then...you snap your middle fingers together to make a clicking noise!

Check out the clip here.

Oh, and the noise in the background are the dozens of guinea fowls in our garden!


  1. This is a casual handshake, meant to be done between friends. You would not greet your boss, elderly family members, etc, in that manner.

  2. Thanks that's true. I've noticed some people clicking with their boss but not with elderly people--good point!


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