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Kaleidoscope world wedding traditions for inspiration

In Laos, the groom shall carry his bride to the very house in which they will live. In England, the bride has to prove her stamina, having lifted the heavy lid of the chest Church. The wedding rituals of many peoples of the world are so diverse and amazing that sometimes it’s just hard to believe.

Ukraine in August-September — the wedding season, no less than the rich national traditions. Find out what is interesting about marriage in different parts of the world and inspired ideas to make your biggest day in life is no less original and memorable.

Wedding African

African rituals and the truth is shocking! So, in a tribe For every bride must pass through the ranks of the relatives of the bride, who with all the dope beat him with sticks. If a young man passes the test, then he is ready for marriage. And if you hold this ritual in the form of the game?

In Kenya during the entire honeymoon husband wears female clothes to feel what it — to be a woman. On his wife put red and black ornament that symbolizes the change her family status.

Unlike Ukrainian brides, Nigerian girls before marriage make you fat. To score an impressive Continue reading

Social structure and family life of the peoples of Central Asia and Kazakhstan

Traditional forms of the family (Central Asia)

Social relations in the East, including family, had a greater conservatism. Among the sedentary peoples of Central Asia have traditionally been such an archaic form of the family, like a big family, when under the same roof lived three or four generations of blood relatives: his father, his brothers, married sons with children, and sometimes grandchildren. Longer just, to the beginning of XX century these families, sometimes numbering up to a hundred people, was kept in Khorezm and mountainous Tajikistan. A large family was a community with its land, a single economy, when all revenues were received in “common pot” but the intake was a joint. Big family gradually acquired a transitional form undivided family in which the father’s brothers lived separately, and then accelerated the process of separation of pairs of small families. However, ethnographers are still in the middle of the twentieth century recorded the remnants bolshezemel relationship, when the father considered it a personal affront to the care of the family’s married son.

Nomadic peoples big family was also known, its members could live in several yurts, however, stood out “big” his father’s Yurt, which had been Continue reading

National traditions of Korean art

The history of martial arts in Korea two thousand years, beginning with the era of Three States (1-pack centuries), when the territory of the Korean Peninsula, there were three kingdoms — Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla. Each one had their own system of combat training. On the formation and development of Korean martial arts were greatly influenced by Chinese tradition. It is no coincidence that the complex Korean martial arts termed “QUANBO”, similar to Chinese “chuanfa” (“pugilism”).

Some Korean martial arts:

Charac

Charac of the most interesting and mysterious of the martial art, now almost lost. Its founders are considered to be mountain hermits “Sonin”. The same characters in Chinese read “jenjen” and in Japanese “yamabushi” and means “perfect man.” In the system of spiritual and physical perfection of these hermits was the concept of unity of man and nature. In an effort to realize such unity, a hermit retired to the mountains, where his whole existence was subordinated to the natural rhythms and laws. The hermit slept on the grass in summer, and in winter on the snow, he served as housing wicker hut that protected only from rain and snow, clothing, skins of wild animals. Harsh living conditions combined with intense Continue reading

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In Japan, the annual festival of the penis
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