Greetings from around the world were delivered by Kelly Brookbank and Dr. Karen Allen. They demonstrated and explained the greetings and New Year’s customs followed by different nationalities. Middle Eastern peoples warmly greet each other, but only if of the same sex. The handshake is a common greeting in the America’s, while a bow is utilized as part of a Japanese greeting. The Chinese give $ in red envelopes to children as part of their New Year’s custom. In Australia be sure to say, “Good Day, Mate” if you want a return look of disgust. Whenever traveling abroad, it is best to know the local customs if you want to avoid the “typical” American treatment.