Men and women typically shake hands when greeting each other in Lithuania. Female friends often greet with a kiss on each cheek. People are generally courteous and it is expected that visitors will be also, including thanking people for assistance and holding doors open for anyone behind them.
Lithuanians are very proud of their country’s culture and traditions. As a visitor, it is expected that you will respect their culture and national identity and never speak negatively about the country’s leaders, whether current or historical.
Business matters are conducted quite formally, and appropriate, conservative dress is the norm, regardless of the nature of the business meeting. It is expected that appointments be made well in advance and that you arrive on time. Tardiness is considered a sign of disrespect, and being respectful by showing good manners is essential for successful business relations. English is the language of international business in Lithuania, although you may also encounter German, Polish and Russian being spoken.