Make friends with Naxi people, respect their taboos first
The Naxi people have many traditional merits. They are hospitable, reasonable, and respectful to the old while loving the young. They have formed rich etiquette culture in the longstanding history of integrity and unity to the internal members as well as openness and friendliness to the outside world.
A guest is forbidden to beat the dog of the host, abuse children in the host and other guests' presence, and enter the elders' or women's bedroom without permission.
In the Lugu Lake area, there are some more taboos. For example, it is unacceptable for a man to enter a woman's room, ask things about her boyfriend, sing love songs, or whistle in the house. In addition, the father-in-law shouldn't enter his daughter-in-law's room. The host usually doesn't sweep the floor at dusk or when a guest is present. The host should see the guest off and shouldn't close the door until the guest can't be seen.
Naxi people regard the help offered to them when they are sad or encounter disasters as the basis of friendship. So one shouldn't miss a chance to offer condolences.
Naxi people don't mention death when one visits a patient. They never praise a one-month-old baby by saying beautiful or weighty; instead words such as "strong" and "healthy" are much preferable. A bride or a woman will be very pleased if she is described as "virtuous," "hard-working," and "pretty."
Naxi people attach great importance to the birth of a baby and hold distinctive ceremonies. The first visitor to the house in which a baby has just been born is regarded as "the guest of honor," whether it is a man or a woman, young or old, live far or near. And the visitor will be lucky enough to drink a bowl of cold water (the blessed water) served by the host, which is to wish both mother and baby health and happiness. Then "the guest of honor" will be treated to rice wine and eggs.