One of the characteristics of the people of Uzbekistan. The ability to take a guest appreciated the Uzbeks of the table above wealth or income family. Do not take a guest - so dishonor the family, genus, mahalla. Respected guests are greeted at the gates of the owners, greeted. They shake hands, as a rule, only with men. During handshake mutually interested in the health and state of affairs. Women decided to welcome a slight bow, with right hand on the heart. Then guests are invited into the house, put on the most honorable place at the table - dastarhan. As men and women of ancient custom must be seated at different tables, but it is fully preserved only in rural areas. The head of the family he seats the guests, and for the most respected people are assigned places away from entrance. Any meal begins and ends with tea. Initially, the table serves sweets, pastries, dried fruits and nuts, fruits and vegetables, followed by snacks, and only at the end - a mandatory pilaf or other festive meal. Tea guests pours owner of the house. The traditional element of the hospitality here is the small number of pours tea - the guest of honor, the less in his cup of drink. This practice is explained as follows: the more guests will access the host for more, the better. This is a sign of respect for the home. If the bottom of the bowls still stayed tea hostess throws it and fills the bowl again.