In France, the coronavirus threatens a cherished tradition: Cheek-kissing | Curio

In France, the coronavirus threatens a cherished tradition: Cheek-kissing

5 mins | Mar 7, 2020

In Paris, "une bise, or kiss, is never just une bise." History professor and author, Robert Zaretsky, writes in The Washington Post about how the effects of the coronavirus could not only impact the economic and medical but also the cultural, studying the example of the French people's treasured tradition to kiss in the cheek when saying hello.

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From The Washington Post