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Otsuma Ranzan Junior and Senior High School

Customs

Different countries have different customs. A custom is a traditional way of doing something. How would you feel if someone visited your home and wore shoes inside? You would probably be surprised and want them to take off their shoes! But did you know that in the United States, most people wear shoes inside their homes?

Another custom that is different in the US is tipping. In the US, people leave tips when they eat at restaurants. Usually, people leave about 15-20% of their total bill. They also leave tips when they get a haircut or ride a taxi.

If you visit another country in the future, it’s a good idea to learn about their customs. You don’t want anyone to think that you’re being rude when you actually just didn’t know! Do you know of any other customs that you want to share?