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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

What is actually eaten in Japan

Throughout Japan, many may be surprised to discover that the Japanese do not eat sushi every day, but in Japanese cuisine, there are many typical Japanese dishes that are definitely worth a try, being in the land of the rising sun.

Ten typical Japanese dishes, far from the stereotype of sushi

Udon (wheat noodles)

Noodles “Udon” is used in soups, as an ingredient in complex dishes and as a separate dish, usually in a liquid sauce, with various spices. Most noodles made from wheat flour, but special types it is prepared from other ingredients, including beans.

Udon is usually served hot, for example, in cake soup-Udon (kake udon), which is made on the basis of Dashi stock, seasoned soy sauce and mirin and green onions sprinkled on top. Also to cake-can add Udon tempura, tofu, fried with sugar, mirin and soy sauce, or fish fingers kamaboko. To taste you can add citime-togarashi.

Soba (buckwheat noodles)

Dish with buckwheat soba noodles. Photo by N ino from Flickr

Soba — the Japanese national dish in the form of a long brown-gray noodles made from buckwheat flour, known since the mid XVI century. Most often served to the table chilled without broth, Continue reading

Social structure and family life of the peoples of Central Asia and Kazakhstan

Traditional forms of the family (Central Asia)

Social relations in the East, including family, had a greater conservatism. Among the sedentary peoples of Central Asia have traditionally been such an archaic form of the family, like a big family, when under the same roof lived three or four generations of blood relatives: his father, his brothers, married sons with children, and sometimes grandchildren. Longer just, to the beginning of XX century these families, sometimes numbering up to a hundred people, was kept in Khorezm and mountainous Tajikistan. A large family was a community with its land, a single economy, when all revenues were received in “common pot” but the intake was a joint. Big family gradually acquired a transitional form undivided family in which the father’s brothers lived separately, and then accelerated the process of separation of pairs of small families. However, ethnographers are still in the middle of the twentieth century recorded the remnants bolshezemel relationship, when the father considered it a personal affront to the care of the family’s married son.

Nomadic peoples big family was also known, its members could live in several yurts, however, stood out “big” his father’s Yurt, which had been Continue reading

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