Traditions of Azerbaijan
The culture of the Azerbaijani people and their customs began to form in the 15th century, when the local ethnos began to stand out in isolation from the centralized Ottoman. The traditions of Azerbaijan were largely influenced by the customs of the Iranians, Arabs and, of course, the Turks, with whom the local population has both religious and linguistic commonality..
Guest on the doorstep...
... it is sacred for an Azerbaijani. Refusal of an invitation to visit someone's house can be regarded by its owner as a personal insult, and therefore, having agreed on the time of the visit, you will have to inflict it. Going on a visit, it is worth stocking up on a few nice souvenirs, because the host will certainly present guests with their gifts..
It is customary to take off your shoes at the entrance to the house, and you should not refuse the tea, presented as a greeting. By the way, tea drinking is an important tradition of Azerbaijan and it accompanies any conversation. There are hundreds of teahouses in the country where you can discuss business or just chat with friends. As a rule, Azerbaijani women do not go there, but Europeans are allowed to drink a glass of tea in such an almost male club..
Patriarchy with pleasure
In family relations, the culture of Azerbaijan is a woman's unquestioning obedience to her husband, father or brother. It is the husband who has sovereignty over the property, decides financial issues, and determines the fate of the children. Modern society, naturally, is moving away from these patriarchal traditions, women in Azerbaijan are increasingly holding positions of responsibility on an equal basis with men and decide for themselves where to study or work. But the respectful attitude towards the stronger sex remains, and therefore the Azerbaijani women admit that they like to feel in marriage as if behind a stone wall..