The strange (and terrible) food in the world
Most of us are not considering seriously the possibility to get poisoned and die right at lunch time, but for those who dare to eat fugu, this possibility is quite…

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How the Japanese celebrate Christmas and what have video games?
Japan is one of the most tolerant in religious countries. Despite the homogeneity of the population (over 98% Japanese), the range of religious denominations: Muslims, Catholics, Orthodox (the first Orthodox…

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The Most interesting holidays of the world (Photo) – Won. no

In the world there are so many different festivals, among which are very unusual and interesting.

Nude holiday in Japan — Hadak Matsuri or “naked festival” which is celebrated since 767. In the temple Saidaji going 3000 men aged 23 to 43 years who are dressed only in loincloths. The purpose of this holiday — to attract good luck, as it is believed that a naked man takes away all the miseries if to touch him. Participants of the event after visiting the Temple, where the cleansing, they organize a procession through the streets of the city, where hundreds of people in search of fortune trying to touch them. On this day, as the street is cool in February, and need to have the courage to go out half-naked on the street, the Japanese drink a lot of sake.

Annual festival The Summer Redneck Games in Georgia . USA, the apotheosis of which is competition Plugaru in liquid clay (Mud Pit Belly Flоp) under the joyful screams of fans. Special delight of the audience causes the clay rain sheds at all after a particularly loud dive competing in the red sticky mass.

Zombies March in Boston . The centre of the city this day be overrun by beings, allegedly went in search of their victims. Some zombies prefer to dress up in blood-stained wedding suits and rubber masks, others depict the living dead, moving like Michael Continue reading

5 interesting Japanese customs

The main distinguishing feature of the Rising Sun is its ideology, the cornerstone of which is Shinto. According to the teachings of traditional Japanese religion, the world around us is filled with deities who densely inhabit every corner. The love rituals that distinguish Japanese culture, and inherent to the Shinto cult of contemplation, caused the appearance of beautiful and unique traditions and customs.

World globalization of recent years has not spared Japan, however, this amazing small country, total area of which is ten times smaller than any of the regions or States, as no other has managed to preserve its culture. Surely everyone has heard about the Japanese education, tea ceremony, ikebana, cherry blossoms, or hot sake, but some other interesting Japanese customs are often left overs.

1. The annual festival of crying children.

The Japanese believe that a crying baby contributes to the normal development of the child and ward off evil spirits. Interesting the way kids bring tears. On the dais in front of spectators leaving the wrestlers of traditional Japanese sumo wrestling, each of which receives one child. Victory goes to the wrestler that is able to cause his ward a very loud and shrill crying.

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Festival of the Steel Phallus in Japan

Last weekend in the Japanese city of Kawasaki hosted the annual festival “Kanamara Matsuri” festival of the Steel Phallus

The Japanese carry on their shoulders a portable altar in the shape of male sex organ in the temple Kanayama during the festival “Matsuri Kanamara”, Kawasaki.

Kanamara Matsuri the annual festival of fertility. It is held in Kawasaki. The center of the celebration is the Kanayama Temple (the Temple of the Penis). The main festivities fall on the first Sunday of April.

Guests enjoy themselves at the festival “Matsuri Kanamara”, Kawasaki, April 7, 2013. Photo: Keith Tsuji/Getty Images

The penis is the main theme of the event. And this is reflected everywhere – on posters, candy wrappers, ornaments that are sold everywhere… the vegetable sellers with the pleasure of practicing in the relevant occasion of cutting figures of vegetables – from carrots, cucumbers and all such things.

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