Five days before international women’s day in Japan as a warm-up celebrating the holiday girls. Generally March in Japan is traditionally considered to be women’s month.
And today, March 3rd, celebrate the Holiday girls, who affectionately called Hina Matsuri – holiday of Hina dolls or Momo-but the secca (Momo-no Sekku — the feast of the peach blossom. By the way, and we have many girls call themselves “peaches” – and in General, and in particular.
In ancient times girls Holiday celebrated on the third day of the third month just as a seasonal event. At this time, the peasants were relatively free from agricultural work and could enjoy the first warm days, when you started flowering peach trees.
On this day in noble families were invited exorcists who have made special prayer services, aimed at all the troubles people have switched to paper dolls, which were then taken to swim in the river or sea. These dolls were called “nagashi-Bina”, which means – you’ll be surprised, get ready, friends, to the surprise – “dolls, lowered for the river.”
And remember the famous Japanese tradition of origami: make funny these cranes of paper, and it is believed that the one who will Continue reading
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.
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In ancient times, Japanese people were fishing with tame cormorants.
At night the fishermen in the boat lit torches, attracting thereby the fish. Then with each boat produced a dozen cormorants, tied to long ropes. Your birds neck was intercepted by a flexible collar, not allowing the cormorants to swallow the fish caught. Cormorants are fast gaining their craws, and the fisherman pulled the birds in the boat, where he collected the catch. Each bird received his reward and was produced for the next round of hunting for fish.
Japanese, answering the phone, not say “Hello” and “MOSI-MOSI”.
When the phone has entered the life of Japanese, they are responding to the call, said “Oh, Oh!” that reminded our “Yes, Yes!”. And the one who called me and said: “hi, the e gozaimasu” (“I have a case”). These words gradually replaced patter “Moshimasu, moshimasu” (“Say, speak”), which over time was reduced to the current “MOSI-MOSI”.
The Japanese call the green light blue.
When Japan appeared the first street lights, signals were red, yellow and blue colors. Then it turned out that a bunch of green color is much easier to see at a distance than blue. So the blue lenses of traffic lights gradually replaced by green. But the custom of naming a permissive traffic signal “blue” remained.
Depicted on Japanese banknotes very hairy men.