All Nations around the world has its own traditions, including the wedding, we selected a list of the strangest, and sometimes unpleasant and wedding traditions. And first place is, in our opinion very understandable and familiar to the tradition, white wedding dress, but in the middle ages, white dress on a woman signified mourning.
1. White dress
Despite the fact that for the Westerners, the white wedding dress – this is a tradition for most of the world, to wear a white dress to a wedding sounds kind of weird. In most countries, the bridesmaid dress is very colorful and variegated. And why are Westerners so limit your choice? It is believed that Queen Victoria began the tradition in 1840, the year when she wore a white dress to her wedding with Prince albert. At the time, it was very controversial because the white color was associated with mourning.
2. Full beauty
Beauty – the concept is so relative that in Mauritania it is believed that the woman will never marry, if she is skinny. Therefore, for the sake of a happy future for their daughters, mothers since the birth of their raskarmlivayut forcibly.
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Warsaw on the occasion, an annual holiday that marks the end of the rainy season and the awakening of nature, young men from the tribe which belonged to the Bororo heavily painted and dress up.
The make-up is an important part of the ceremony, which can last six days and six nights. On the face put a thick layer of ocher, and then RUB with fat for gloss (make-up layer sometimes reaches 3-5 cm). During the festival, young men participate in a beauty contest, the jury which consists of the 10 most beautiful girls of the tribe. The participants are all naked, and equally painted faces dancing to the virtuoso mastery of the art of makeup does not interfere with the girls impartially evaluate of manhood. Eerie smile frozen on the faces of contestants who need to demonstrate the white teeth and bulging eyes – to show off the vividness of proteins. The winner can choose any number of girls and stay with them until the next moon. The remaining judges on the girls are divided between the nearest rivals of the lucky man. Another 4-5 guys get the right to go with one of the other young beauties in the nearby forest and become a real man. Well, the rest will wait for next year.
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Modern Myanmar is inhabited by over a hundred Nations and tribes. Among them was Mona, and Shana, and ranks, and Karen and Kaya.
Perhaps one of the most interesting tribes in South – East Asia is the Enga tribe in Myanmar.
The Enga tribes are animists, still one of the few tribes. which retain a primitive life. The tribe lives high in the Shan mountains, they dress in black clothes samotkanye. Worship spirits, animals, plants that live in thatched houses with a fireplace in the middle of the room. The main occupation of the tribe ang is the cultivation of cotton and groundnuts.
They are afraid of the spirit of water, so settle far from rivers and lakes and rarely washed, and the water tribe had constructed a large water pipe made of bamboo.
The people of this tribe, though not aggressive, but not friendly. Children are considered alien, as the savages are running around with toys ( mochito, slingshots. poles) and extend the hand of friendship ( without emotion). when you’re buying them sweets. These tribes can be reached, receiving special permission from the government of Burma.
Akka Tribe. This is a more civilized tribe (nation), although he lives without electricity in thatched houses, are the richest tribe in Shan state. The main occupation is the cultivation of opium. For the tribe Accounts are characterized Continue reading