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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 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

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 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.

3. Balaka

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Sexual customs of different countries

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.

The aborigines of North-Eastern Australia prior Continue reading

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