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
Sakura – the symbol of Japan and Japanese culture
The Japanese Sakura is a well – known symbol of Japan and Japanese culture. The Haar, the Japanese spring – time blossoming of Japanese Sakura, which is associated with one of the most beautiful holidays of the Country of the Rising Sun. Sakura – the Japanese name for ornamental tree, referring to the form of the cherry blossom Sakura festival on your mobile, and its inflorescences and have long been revered by the Japanese.
March 27, starting from the 4th year of Heisei (1992) public organization “Society of Japanese Sakura” entered the Blossom Festival, or Hanami. Hanami (hanami) is an ancient Japanese tradition of admiring the flowers, one of the most popular spring holidays (from the word “Hana” is flower and “mi” – look), which literally means “viewing flowers”. In the feast of the flowering and taking part of their “family stone”.
The cherry blossom is considered Japan’s national event. The color pink in Japan but also in Korea and in China is a symbol of the celebration of spring, awakening of nature, beginning of life. In addition, the Japanese Sakura is a traditional symbol of feminine youth and beauty. Image of plum blossom is the five leaves. It symbolizes the five major wishes for luck, prosperity, longevity, joy and peace.
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«Nihon koku” – 日本国 – literally means “the birthplace of the Sun”. Mysterious Eastern country with the romantic name “the land of the rising sun” is now one of the most economically developed countries in the world. Japanese culture is one of very ancient. First signs of colonization of the Japanese archipelago appeared about 40 thousand years before our era. In the 3rd century of our era, the most powerful Principality of Japan was a land ruled by a woman. Until the 12th century of our era, traditional marriages were polygamous. Men had several wives. They lived in different houses, he visited them and lived with each for several weeks. But since then the tradition has changed, every Japanese is, by law, can only have one wife.
• In the middle ages marriage was allowed to create military or economic coalition between families. To search for a suitable candidate for groom hired a special SWAT – nakodo. Responsible for a dysfunctional marriage too carried nakodo.
• In the Edo period marriages could be concluded even without the presence of bride and groom.
• Decision of marriage taken by the parents of the bride and groom until the mid 20th century.
• To the arranged marriages still have a positive attitude, because the members of noble families decided to marry Continue reading