Want to celebrate the New year in a new, more interesting and more original than ever? It may be wise to use this idea for the customs and traditions of other peoples? Not proceed according to strictly specified rules, do not try to limit the style of one country, connect your imagination and sense of humor, and then the new year’s eve can turn into a night trip around the world.
The Bulgarians, following old traditions, always celebrate New year at home. With the twelfth stroke of the clock all homes for three minutes in darkness: the time of new year’s kiss replacing the toast. “Pause kisses” – the tradition of easy, a great way to avoid tedious and lengthy toasts, the need to write any special words.
The British used to order gifts in the letters addressed to Father Christmas (Father Christmas) that will be burned in the fireplace, and the smoke from the chimney all of these requests go directly to the destination. In the family circle the ceremony of distributing gifts even now often takes place in accordance with ancient tradition by drawing lots.
In Scotland there is a symbolic custom of burning the Old year and the opening of the road for a New: on the eve of setting fire to a barrel of resin and a fun crowd wheeled her through the streets. When the time is approaching twelve, the master of the house silently opens the front Continue reading
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
Sushi bars and Japanese restaurants flooded European cities, and all sorts of Japanese dishes appeared on the menus of many cafés and food delivery services at home. More and more people are imbued with Eastern traditions and culture, but limited to whether the diversity of dietary habits of the Japanese people eating with chopsticks chopsticks sake, rice and seafood? Of course, no. Japanese tradition is extensive, multifaceted and very complicated, for almost every actions has its own rules, they define what should be the dining table, how to sit, how to hold the sticks, what and in what order is, what utensils to serve a particular dish and what dishes will suit any guest.
Perhaps, like serving seem prudish. However, despite this attention to detail, is appreciated in Japan the beauty of contrasts. For example, the tables can get dishes of various sizes and geometric shapes. The apparent asymmetry of square serving dishes goes well with round, deep with flat, low and high. All must be harmony and balance, so the dishes and food on it should be placed in a certain way, so, I put a square plate diamond design, and complement round bowls. Following the same logic, treats rounded served on square plates and rectangular trays.
Nothing is more appreciated in serving Japanese buffet, as the beauty of empty space. Continue reading