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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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The Wind in the pines. 5000 years of Korean art

“Exhibition of classical art Korea in the Hermitage long – awaited event. Long and long ago we worked with Korean colleagues on the fact that it was held and took place exactly as she appears before the audience in a solemn Nicholas hall.

The art and history of the East – an old and favorite theme of the Hermitage. However, it turned out that the cultural heritage of Korea in our collections are presented. Today and for several months this gap is filled with exceptional quality things, as originating from famous collections and high-level Museum work of the National Museum of Korea.

Without Korea our ideas about the art of the Far East is not just incomplete, they are flawed. Special stylistics of Korean culture and its specific roots are closely linked not only with the cultures of neighbors, but have clearly perceived the differences. They just feel and not just describable. In traditional Korean style the austere simplicity is combined with an air sophistication. In this sense, very characteristic of the various figures of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, telling us about a special and specific shade of Buddhism. The monumental bordering on stiffness, suddenly turns into an amazing tenderness in the turn of the head, movement Continue reading

March 3

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.”

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Japanese cooking
Noodles known and unknown Not only tea Unusual Goodies DESSERTS GLOSSARY JAPANESE PRODUCTS IN JAPAN AND THE JAPANESE BEER A few introductory words about Japanese cooking The art of cooking…

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Southeast Asia to Russian
We continue our series on where Russians can travel without obtaining a visa. We have to get together and fly! In past issues we told you where to go without…

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Bear fat and bile from the experience of Korea
  Who not only eat people! Read the prescriptions of folk medicine of Korea and amazed. To eat, it turns out, can be just about anything. And all. Even with…

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