Ukraine is one of the many countries where this handshake tradition is rigorously upheld In Ukraine it is not a custom to shake hands with a woman.
Kissing her hand will make you very gallant If invited into a family home, it is traditional to bring a gift.
A bottle of wine, a cake, or a bouquet of flowers are customary If there is a child in the house, it is appropriate to provide him/her with a small gift as well If you bring flowers, make sure the number of flowers is uneven (3,5, etc.), because even numbers are brought to funerals.
Do not whistle; some believe it will "blow your money away." Do not shake hands or give things across the threshold of a door.
On this night they also make a ritual tree called a hiltse for the wedding table.
It is a bright and lovely affair, a wonderful sight to see, and even better, to be a part of.
To keep apartments clean, most hosts will provide you with a pair of slippers On public transportation, give up your seat to mothers with children, the elderly, or the infirm At the entrance of upscale restaurants and theaters, expect that your coat, briefcase, or baggage will be checked If it is possible, have business cards printed in Ukrainian on one side and English on the other When eating dinner at someone's home, casual dress is accepted unless otherwise specified It is traditional to always propose some kind of toast when drinking.
Refusing to drink alcohol on certain occasions or to a certain toast may sometimes be considered rude.
Your glass cannot touch the table from the time a toast is proposed to the time you drink.
Your glass should remain on the table when it is being refilled Offer to share your snacks and cigarettes with those around you Be prepared to accept all food and drink offered when visiting friends. (If you find you cannot eat it all, keep something on your plate to avoid having it replenished!