In Russia, there is a real drinking etiquette,Woven from all sorts of signs and superstitions, which clearly regulates who and how should spill the hot drinks and rules of behavior at the festive table, so as to not accidentally bring trouble on themselves.
Do not pour on weight
The most mysterious superstition, which is difficult to find an explanation - can not be poured into the wine glasses by weight. There are several versions of the origin of this tradition.
According to the note, if you fill a glass onWeight, then you will not have money. How it is related to one another is incomprehensible. It's just that it is accepted to be considered by analogy with a sign related to bread. According to our ancestors, if you cut the bread in weight, the year will be barren. Apparently, alcohol in this case is considered to be such a valuable product, so it applies to bread with the same signs.
If you take into account practical considerations, it is really undesirable to fill the glasses in weight. The hand can tremble and the liquor spill onto the table.
You can not clink glasses twice
If during the feast you forgot that alreadyClink glasses with this person and clink glasses with glasses twice, then you should make a joke and a third time to distract yourself from trouble. In all likelihood, there is an analogy with the Holy Trinity and the custom of the triple kiss.
If you already clinked glasses, you can not put a glass on the table
This is a kind of homage. After sipping alcohol after a hearty toast, you, by the same token, agree with what has been said. If you just put a glass on the table, then, so show disrespect or your disagreement with the words spoken.
Other signs related to alcohol, which are difficult to explain
After the first glass do not have a snack. You can not pour alcohol through your hand - be a trouble. You can not "change your hand." During the feast, someone must pour. You can not raise a glass and clink glasses with your left hand. Do not leave empty bottles on the table.