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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

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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Main traditions and customs of China

Basic customs and traditions of China

China – amazing and beautiful country, which annually attracts millions of tourists from all corners of the globe to explore not only its attractions, but also to look at the life of the local people, their culture.

Of course, each country has its own special customs, traditions, a certain way of life. And the exception here is China – one of the oldest countries in the world with its rich traditions and customs, rooted deeply in history. The Chinese traditions are an important part and integral part of Chinese culture in General.

China – a huge multi-ethnic country, and every single nationality has its own traditions and idiosyncrasies manifested in the manner of eating and dress, in lifestyle, in conducting rituals and ceremonies and many other things.

So, the staple food in the South is the rice, and the inhabitants of the Northern regions give preference to flour products. Uzbeks, Kazakhs and Uyghurs like to eat the lamb kebab.Among the Mongols in honor fried thick docks, and the Koreans eat cold noodles. As for dress codes, there are also differences: manjuri are “either male or female garments” (female typical dress with Chinese embroidery and paintings); the Tibetans – “Chub” (long caftan); the Uighurs – embroidered skullcaps; the women Continue reading

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Wedding traditions of Japan
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South Korea from Yaroslavl
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