What is known as an 'inappropriate behavior of couples in public', including kissing, hugging, etc., is severely restricted in Iran. In fact, holding hands and giving hugs are a less restricted in public than kissing. ... In Iran, it's common to hug each other or kiss on cheeks to say hello. - Picture of Iran, Middle East.
Mohammad: The origin of this word comes from "Salamati", literally meaning "Well being" or "Healthiness" in Persian. Becky: When you're saying the word, you're actually saying, "I hope you are fine", and wishing the person you are talking to well.