What is the History of Handshakes ? – Know more !

The History of Handshakes

The earliest evidence of handshakes dates back to the primitive origins. The handshake history is backdated to the 5th century B.C. in Greece. It was considered as an emblem of peace, showing that neither one brought a weapon. During the Roman era, the handshake was actually more of an arm grab. It required to grab hold of each other’s forearms to check that neither man had an unseen knife hidden up his sleeve.

Handshake became familiar and habitual to people in the 19th century for ceremonial conditions. Britishers are recognized to have rolled out the use of handshake in France around the 19th century.

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