«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
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
For the life of a person must be a little: to eat, to sleep warm and have sex. Interesting, but in most people, the last item dominates the first two: it is better to be hungry and sleepy, but fully satisfied in their personal lives. Today we offer a selection of the most strange and unusual sexual traditions in the world.
Tibet. On a deserted Tibetan territories was practiced something similar, but here the girl could not marry until, until you get 20 lovers. In small tribes, where almost all had each other’s relatives, to realize this was impossible, so becoming a bride, she went to the feat. Alone or together with his mother she came out on the road though occasionally passed the travelers, and offered a night of love in exchange for a small gift. By the way, to collect these Souvenirs the girls told me not greed and accountability, the return to the tribe the elders had to demonstrate not less than twenty gifts. However, it affected not only unmarried girls, but also quite family ladies. Any guest of the tribe, who drew attention to the wife of the owner of the house had a right to spend the night with her, and most of the tribe is promised prosperity and wealth.