«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.
• To the arranged marriages still have a positive attitude, because the members of noble families decided to marry Continue reading
Japan, in principle, can not be called the cleanest country in the world, but overall this country gives the impression of a country, whose citizens diligently, sometimes even jealously observe cleanliness. Maybe it’s in that area of Japan is small and quite populated, densely, which gives its residents the understanding that the neglect of their environment can affect their health. Perhaps this is why the Japanese every inch of its land are treated with love.
Quite a while a basic principle of Japanese life was mass production, and, respectively and an accompanying mass consumption. It is logical that all of this has led to the formation of quite a large amount of waste. This is because most products produced are disposable, or were carried out in disposable packaging.
But the Japanese soon realized that the resources of their territory is not limitless, therefore, further accumulation of solid waste would lead the country to ecological problems. And, quite logically, that the Japanese began to have thoughts and ideas about how you can use the accumulated for many years garbage. The Japanese have invented many ways of processing waste. allows you to use it as secondary raw materials for the production of many things, thereby allowing accumulated:
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