The heterogeneity of society and diversity of culture of Malaysia highlighted the customs and traditions of different ethnic groups living in the country. The bulk of the population of peninsular territory are Malay, Chinese and Indian communities. In Sarawak and Sabah are numerically dominated by the IBAN, melanau, kadazan and other dyaks; there is large Chinese Diaspora. In Sarawak is home to a large number of Malay population. For centuries Malaysia was influenced by early Buddhist and Hindu civilization, who came from India, from Java and Sumatra. In the XIV–XVI centuries along with Indian and Arab merchants came Islam, and the later Portuguese, Dutch and the British brought elements of European culture.
culture of Armenia
From the 7th century Armenia was an Outpost of Christianity in the surrounding Muslim world. In the Armenian (Monophysite) Church preserved the traditions of Eastern Christianity that resisted both its Western and Eastern branches, from which it was isolated. After Armenia lost its independence (1375) it was the Church that contributed to the survival of the Armenian people. Since the 17th century contacts with Italy and then with France and later with Russia, through which Continue reading
Seoul is a city with 600 years of history. He is not only a centre of culture and education of Korea, but also a political and economic center of the country. Feature of Seoul is the harmonious combination of modern high-rise buildings with old buildings, such as the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Seoul with its many entertainment and shopping, such as Myeong-Dong or Apgujeong, can be called a world-class city.
Despite the similar architecture, the palaces of Seoul, each has its own character, its own special style. Gyeongbokgung, which is located in the heart of the capital – the largest of all the palaces. If You have very little time, we can restrict our visits to the Restaurants, but we must remember that there are always many tourists. A completely different atmosphere reigns in the Palace Hankenson, which is located at some distance from the city centre. Visitors there a lot less, and can safely wander through the alleys, look at the pavilions and for a moment feel like a Korean nobleman of the XVI century. If You have the time, it is best to visit one of these two palaces, and also go to the Park Pivon – former private Park of the Korean bishops. This Park is a quiet and poetic – in recent years, open only for organized visitors (several times a day guided tours in English), Continue reading
There are a lot of marriage ceremonies and wedding traditions in the world. We decided to introduce you to the most unusual of them. For example, newlyweds in Albania, according to national customs and wedding traditions, the wedding night could not proceed with the execution of marital debt. To fool the evil spirits, the bride had three nights in a row to resist the newly-minted husband exactly as a respectable unmarried girl. Was deceiving spirits and ancient Europeans, however, several other method. In some of the European guests to the wedding dressed as a bride and groom. This was done to ensure that the spirits are unable to see the newlyweds in the crowd, and therefore could not spoil the holiday for them.
The young man in Bulgaria, to be considered a full groom, enough to run Apple in its much-loved darling. Wedding traditions Nicobar Islands had directed the young man to become a slave girl, whom he wanted to marry. During this slavery, which could last up to a year, the bride was determined, if she needs a husband. While in Indonesia, she generally chooses the groom. After three months, if it for any reasons does not suit her, she can choose a new one.
Marriage ceremonies in Rwanda require that Continue reading