Some Adyghe noblemen and princes have a table in the kunatsky was constantly laid waiting for the casual guest, and a dish triads in day. Kabardians held in kunatsky a tray with meat, paste and cheese, and it was called "food of the one who will arrive".
The joint meal is a core and concentration of ritual of hospitality. This test for centuries means to acquaint the newcomer with the house, to make it "". In too time a feast evident model of collective, its ideal image translated into language of table space.
Similar customs existed and at Slavs. In "Otton Bambergsky's Biography" (HP of eyelids) it is told about the Baltic. "That especially is surprising - their table is never not necessary empty, never remains without viands, but each father of family has the certain house, tidy and honest, appointed only for pleasure. Here always there is a table with various drinks and viands: one are accepted, the are immediately put; there are neither mice, nor cats, but the pure cloth covers the viands expecting consumers; and in what time who would like to eat, there will be it strangers guests or members of household, they are conducted to a table where there is all ready. To hold custom on a table constantly east and Slavs had a bread and salt in the XIX century almost universal.
Communication begins with a greeting, Variety of forms of greetings do not give in to the comprehensive description and classification (a nod the head, bow, handshake, a kiss, an air kiss, a verbal greeting, etc.). Forms of a greeting are various.
Curiously in this regard the description of custom of hospitality at the Slavic people in the treatise "Tactics and Strategy" which authorship was attributed to the emperor of Byzantium to Mauritius (VI century AD). "Are favorable to strangers, diligent care of them and would another where will wish from one place, healthy and so if harm in a hut of the one who had to about was done to the stranger is mute to care, it is attacked by the neighbor, quite sure that revenging for the foreigner, makes pious business".
Good manners, style of behavior, sensitivity, tactfulness are not formed in itself. Great importance is been here a social microenvironment in which there lives a person, the education received in the childhood, but anyway the person can seize good forms of communication, only being interested in it.
At Yakuts the traveler could come into the house at any time, there, drink tea, cook food or spend the night. Even to it the owner did not dare to remove the person from the house without good reasons. Chukchi claimed that the owner has to keep respect for the guest even if that will beat it.