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
Wedding traditions from different countries very different from each other. Of course, there are widespread items such as wedding rings or white dresses. Even in one country there may be variation, depending on ethnicity, culture and religious beliefs. But, as they did not differ, all practices reflect the sociality of the people, their desire to support each other for the prosperity of the entire human society with its basic unit – the family. Offer to go to different countries and see how different wedding traditions.
Bride in white from head to toe, including the face. She is dressed in a white kimono with a white hood that the bride should wear as a veil to hide the “horns of jealousy” from the groom’s mother. He, by the way, wearing a kimono of black silk. During the exchange of vows the groom and bride their families look at each other. 9 times, the couple drink sake, to demonstrate his desire to try to achieve harmony in marriage. Families also drink sake then the father of the bride is distinguished members of the families to each other. Later the bride to change kimonos in red or wear a Western wedding dress for fun and games
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On the wedding day the groom with friends and relatives meet the bride Continue reading
In Japan celebrates 14 public holidays, on each day off. In addition to these, there are many holidays in one culture of the country came recently, others for several thousand years. By the way, in Japan it is not customary to congratulate with holidays.Porridge, according to popular belief, fill the body force for a year. The reason for the congratulations can only be a personal achievement or the success of graduating high school, for example, or the birth of a child. Samples – the Holidays of Japan presentation To all “personal” holidays is to give gifts.Usually celebrated for 5 days from December 30 to January 3.Sleep is considered to lie only in the night of 2nd / 3rd January. A surprise also on the last day of the outgoing year and the summer festival of Bon. The Japanese are a practical people, because most of to each other give useful things towels, soap, food, exotic fruit. The gift should not be too “personal”. More will be valued not the gift itself, and its beautiful packaging. In the presence of the giver to open my presents − these could inadvertently hurt him.August 15 in Japan August − Day of remembrance of the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Furthermore, gifts cannot be refused. July 1 open July climbing season on September 15 is celebrated Continue reading