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Wedding traditions of Japan

«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.

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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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Weird sexual traditions of the peoples of the world

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.

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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…

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TOP 15 weird wedding customs
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…

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Wedding traditions of Japan
«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…

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