Every spring, the entire first week of April, Japan celebrates the festival of Kanamara penis Matsuri, and on Sunday the main procession takes place. This festival is a simpler and more accessible form of fertility festival in Shinto. You receive the male organ during the procession and secured in large carts. Even the sweets sold at the festival thematic forms. Men participate in the festival, mostly hiding behind masks, and demonstrate their dignity, the huge size of papier-mache. In addition to screening, men still waving the “devices” and chasing women. However, everything passes the bounds of decency. But the main parade and the main action takes place at the Kanayama Shrine in the Japanese city of Kawasaki. The biggest festival of this kind held in Nagano, where the main figure of the festival weighs over 2 tons. This kind of holidays can not be held in a fun and, especially, without sake.
By the way, Kanamara holiday Matsuri has ancient roots: it was first noted in the 17th century. Then prostitutes pray for protection from syphilis Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki city. According to the legend, one beautiful girl fell in love with a demon, sharp teeth, and he decided to settle in her cunt, Continue reading
One of the most significant events in life is the wedding. All newlyweds dream that their celebration will be the best, and the Union strong and durable. Relatives, and young, listen to all sorts of advice, remember grandma’s instructions, perform sometimes absurd practices – and all in order not to frighten the budding happiness of a family.
In all world cultures have their own wedding traditions and customs. Some of them are very similar worldwide, but there are those that are inherent only to the given people and are inseparably connected with the religion, lifestyle and history of the nation.
Wedding traditions of the peoples of the world
England . Wedding ceremony heading into the Church, headed by the girl who covers the path of the bride flowers. The more colors, the happier will be the life of his young wife. And yet constricted in the dress should certainly be the new, old thing and something blue. The Englishwoman in no event it is impossible to forget to put a coin in your Shoe otherwise bad luck.
Germany . A very good tradition: one should plant a tree in memorial day. Do the bride and groom Continue reading
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