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Wedding traditions and customs of the peoples of the world

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

Europe

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

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

Japan

Tips and advice on trip to Japan

General rules

It is important !!!

– Not accepted Smoking in public places, in offices, depots and railway platforms, as well as in homes and cars without the owner’s permission.

– You can not step booted foot on straw mats “tatami” is regarded as sacrilege. This particularly applies to dwellings or to visit temples.

– You should also change shoes in special Slippers before and after using the toilet.

Gratuities and taxes

– Tipping is not customary. An attempt to tip may be considered offensive.

– In the expensive hotels and restaurants to the value accounts often to pay the service fee in the amount of 10-15%

The customs and traditions of Japan

The number of traditions and rituals that are required or recommended for compliance, is huge. Almost all spheres of life of the country is permeated by a network of traditions and ceremonies, especially noticeable in the communication between people.

– The Japanese carefully and lovingly refer to nature, admire the natural beauty of the landscape, Continue reading

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