- It is wise to know Brazilian history and culture, including the Portuguese language.
- If invited out, bring a small gift.
- If you are bringing flowers, never use purple, as it is associated with death.
- Avoid wearing green or yellow (same as the flag).
- Do not eat anything with your hands.
- Do not drink from a bottle or can, use a glass.
- Don't assume Spanish is enough, can be insulting.
- Never begin conversation during a meal.