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The strangest holidays

Scottish Islands, Scotland: “Up Helli-AA” fire Festival.

This festival gathers thousands of people.

Earlier in this festival, the Vikings burned thirty-two foot replica of a Viking ship.

The Night Of Ivan Kupala, Belarus, Beaver

At night, in this ancient pagan holiday that is celebrated on the seventh of July, young girls don the whitefish =) through the fire and swim naked. Rituals combined with ancient beliefs about birth.

New Delhi, India: Holi, the festival of colors

Indian girls throw colored powder at each other during the period of the celebration of the Hindi, which indicates the beginning of spring.

The festival of colors ( pick colors) in new Delhi. Indian state holiday in honor of the parish

spring. Celebration in honor of losing care ward of evil and goodness and life. It is celebrated 2 days in a row.

On this date, accordingly to ancient legend, was killed black evil Holika. On this day, in any city happen personal celebration. Everywhere light bonfires, which symbolize the end of winter and the departure of evil spirits (something reminiscent of Shrove Tuesday). The Khaliq burn in the fire, throw the seasonal gifts of Pomona

harvest. Grains, coconuts etc. Early in the morning people go out into Continue reading

TOP 15 weird wedding customs

All Nations around the world has its own traditions, including the wedding, we selected a list of the strangest, and sometimes unpleasant and wedding traditions. And first place is, in our opinion very understandable and familiar to the tradition, white wedding dress, but in the middle ages, white dress on a woman signified mourning.

1. White dress

Despite the fact that for the Westerners, the white wedding dress – this is a tradition for most of the world, to wear a white dress to a wedding sounds kind of weird. In most countries, the bridesmaid dress is very colorful and variegated. And why are Westerners so limit your choice? It is believed that Queen Victoria began the tradition in 1840, the year when she wore a white dress to her wedding with Prince albert. At the time, it was very controversial because the white color was associated with mourning.

2. Full beauty

Beauty – the concept is so relative that in Mauritania it is believed that the woman will never marry, if she is skinny. Therefore, for the sake of a happy future for their daughters, mothers since the birth of their raskarmlivayut forcibly.

3. Balaka

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Wedding traditions countries world

The tale of pragmatism and dryness of the Germans in the Affairs of not only money, but love and obviously came up with the neighbours envious. Of course, a respectable citizen of Germany will not be to throw every last penny for the wedding ceremony, rather it will simply delay it for a year or two to get the opportunity to truly enjoy their holiday.

Despite the fact that Hungary is situated in the heart of Europe, the peculiarities of this people we know very little. And traditional Hungarian wedding is an illustrative example of an unknown Treasury of legends and traditions. For example, the fact that “walk in the bachelors or the maidens” was shameful. Marriage was obligatory for every self-respecting and their relatives person.

The existence of this nation and its identity is known in every country of the world, but about the peculiarities of the national Jewish wedding – units. Maybe because the Jews don’t strongly advertise “the ceremony under the hula”, and maybe because this allowed for a Jewish wedding is only an approximation, but a stranger should not be here. However, the very Jewish wedding is very complex and intricate ceremony, where every movement of the newlyweds verified by history and religion.

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