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Wedding traditions of Japan

«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.

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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

Divorce: customs and facts

In one English city there was a funny custom. Whoever came to the Church and hand on the Bible, swear that over the years he has never regretted his marriage, were given out for free as a reward big ham . The chronicle reports that over 530 years found only 8 candidates for the honorary prize.

According to the Code on marriage, family and guardianship of the USSR in 1926, a divorce was made public. For divorce was necessary: to apply; to subpoena the other spouse, to pay $ 100 and be published in the newspaper announcement on initiation of proceedings.

The ancient Romans were men kept chastity, took only one wife and their marriage was indissoluble. Women married only once in life, men were allowed multiple marriages. How was this contradiction resolved? Very simple: boring wife-husband was just killed.

The African tribe Naraku there is a custom according to which people who are married, have a year, not shooting, to wear a mask, If the mask is not removed, then the marriage is terminated just after one year.

Until the 18th century in Wales, for the procedure of divorce we used a simple broom. I had to jump out of the house using a broom, put in the doors. – and you are free! However, over the years, divorce became heavier.

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