Colors of Surabaya - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle
Among main distinguishing features of Surabaya many travelers admit welcoming and friendly attitude of locals. Indigenous people treat tourists friendly and with a share of curiosity. Anyway, it is required to comply with basic rules of etiquette. The local culture is characterized by its numerous traditions and taboo that may seem obscure to foreign guests. Every traveler should keep to that rules.
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Culinary traditions also differ with an abundance of very interesting features. According to an old tradition, during a meal it isn’t customary to use cutlery, and many locals prefer to eat with fingers of their right hand. Before and after the meal, fingers are washed in a special bowl filled with water and lemon juice. Of course, in all modern foreign restaurant guests can use traditional cutlery, but without a knife, as locals consider it to be a symbol of aggression.
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Surabaya. Learn the best periods to visit Surabaya to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Surabaya.