Norwegian men, hugs and alcohol


§ 37 You shall give male friends who you haven’t seen for a long time a half hug and a knock on the back

Man hugs need to be quick and not involve eye contact.

This does not apply when alcohol is involved. Full hugging is then allowed

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This is one of the 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws presented in our new book "The 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws"

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Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in our other Social Guidebooks to Norway written by Julien S. Bourrelle