What are some odd customs in countries?
The giving of certain flowers in Russia could be taken the wrong way. In China, they do not send thank you cards.
Bowing is a frequently used method of greeting in Asian countries. Many Buddhists are Asian and follow the customs of their countries. Many Buddhists are not a Asian and follow the greeting customs of their cultures and countries instead of bowing (handshakes, back slapping, hat tipping, forelock tugging etc.)
The Schengen Agreement has eliminated all border controls within the Schengen Area. The EU is a customs union and has abolished customs between members. If you are travelling between two countries which are in both the EU and Schengen, there are no border checks at all, just a sign by the side of the road. If you are travelling between two EU countries and only one is in Schengen (e.g. UK to France) there are…
It is unclear how this would be measured. Laws are written and organized differently in different countries, some as direct legislation, case law, regulations, and informal customs. Additionally, some countries regulate different fields more strongly than other countries, but conversely will regulate other fields less strongly to compensate. Additionally, the "lawless" countries are more often countries with bad enforcement mechanisms than countries devoid of laws.
The web defines "custom" as: . A traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time. . As such, Catholics do not have customs that are in force for the entire Church, you would need to ask about specific countries, or Rites, perhaps, but the things that all Catholics have in common are Divine Law and NOT "custom".
Eventually immigrants, especially children in the public schools, learned English and assimilated quickly .At the same time some immigrants resented the idea that they should give up their own culture and language. Some combined American language and customs with those from their native countries. Immigrants chose to live in neighborhoods with other immigrants who shared their language, customs, and religion. D.Fresch